A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.
One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, etc, among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient teutonic tribes.
Alternative forms: skald] A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen saxons. (Sir W. Scott)
Origin: Icel. Skald.
1. Affected with the scab; scaby.
2. Scurry; paltry; as, scald rhymers.
(Science: medicine) Scald crow, a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterised by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair.
Origin: For scalled. See Scall.