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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. The top; the summit. Scalp lock, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the head by the warriors of some tribes of American indians.

Origin: Perhaps akin to D. Schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.

1. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.

2. (Science: surgery) To remove the skin of. We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye] (J. S. Wells)

3. To brush the hairs of fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.

Origin: Scalped; Scalping.

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