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Meaning of SCALP

Pronunciation:  skalp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
  2. [v]  remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
  3. [v]  sell illegally, as on the black market
 

SCALP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: cutis, human head, lift, remove, sell, skin, take, take away, tegument, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scalp\ (sk[a^]lp), n. [Cf. {Scallop}.]
    A bed of oysters or mussels. [Scot.]
    
    
  2. \Scalp\, n. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf.
    {Scallop}.]
    1. That part of the integument of the head which is usually
       covered with hair.
    
             By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd's fat friar, This
             fellow were a king for our wild faction! --Shak.
    
    2. A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached,
       cut or torn off from an enemy by the Indian warriors of
       North America, as a token of victory.
    
    3. Fig.: The top; the summit. --Macaulay.
    
    {Scalp lock}, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the
       head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians.
    
    
  3. \Scalp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scalped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Scalping}.]
    1. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the
       head of.
    
    2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of.
    
             We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]. --J. S.
                                                   Wells.
    
    3. (Milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat
       grains, in the process of high milling. --Knight.
    
    
  4. \Scalp\, v. i.
    To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the
    market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their
    own account. [Cant]
    
    
 

 

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