the integument of the upper part of the head, usually including the associated subcutaneous structures.
a part of this integument with the accompanying hair, severed from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory, as by some North American Indians and others during the colonial and frontier periods in the U.S.
any token of victory.
the integument on the top of the head of an animal.
Informal. a small profit made in quick buying and selling.
verb (used with object)
to cut or tear the scalp from.
to resell (tickets, merchandise, etc.) at higher than the official rates.
to buy and sell (stocks) so as to make small quick profits.
to plane down the surfaces of (an ingot, billet, or slab).
verb (used without object)
Informal. to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.
a process in which the top portion of a metal ingot is machined away before use, thus removing the layer containing defects and impurities
(anatomy) the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
(among North American Indians) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
a trophy or token signifying conquest
(hunting, mainly US) a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
(informal, mainly US) a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
(Scot, dialect) a projection of bare rock from vegetation
to cut the scalp from
(informal, mainly US) to purchase and resell (securities) quickly so as to make several small profits
(informal) to buy (tickets) cheaply and resell at an inflated price
The skin covering the top of the head.
noun 1. a long lock or tuft of hair left on the shorn scalp by some North American Indian men. noun 1. a small tuft or plait of hair left on the shaven scalp by American Indian warriors as a challenge to enemies
adjective 1. chisel-shaped, as the incisors of certain rodents.
scalprum scal·prum (skāl’prəm) n. A large strong scalpel. See raspatory.
adjective, scalier, scaliest. 1. covered with or abounding in scales or scale. 2. characterized by or consisting of scales; scalelike. 3. peeling or flaking off in scales. 4. Slang. shabby; despicable. adjective scalier, scaliest 1. resembling or covered in scales 2. peeling off in scales scaly scal·y (skā’lē) adj. Covered or partially covered with scales. […]