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Meaning of SCALP

Pronunciation:  skalp

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.
    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.
    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]