from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The skin covering the top of the human head.
- n. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
- n. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
- n. A trophy of victory.
- transitive v. To cut or tear the scalp from.
- transitive v. To deprive of top growth or a top layer: land scalped by strip miners.
- transitive v. To resell at a price higher than the established value: scalping tickets to the baseball game.
- transitive v. To buy and sell (securities or commodities) in order to make small quick profits.
- intransitive v. To engage in the reselling of something, such as tickets, at a price higher than the established value.
- intransitive v. To buy and sell securities or commodities for small quick profits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The top of the head; the skull.
- n. The part of the head where the hair grows from, or used to grow from
- n. A victory.
- n. A bed or stratum of shellfish; a scaup.
- v. To remove the scalp (part of the head from where the hair grows), by brutal act or accident.
- v. To sell for a greatly inflated price to those in desperation, as in scalping tickets to a ball game.
- v. To screen or sieve ore before further processing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bed of oysters or mussels.
- n. That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair.
- n. 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.
- n. Fig.: The top; the summit.
- intransitive v. To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account.
- transitive v. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
- transitive v. To remove the skin of.
- transitive v. To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of the scalp; remove the scalp of.
- Hence To skin or flay in general; denude; lay bare; specifically, to deprive of grass or turf.
- In milling: To separate (the fuzzy growths at the ends of the berries of wheat or other grain) by attrition and screening, with or without the employment of aspirators.
- To separate, after the first operation of the breaking-rolls (the broken wheat, semolina, and break-flour), and after each subsequent use of the breaking-rolls (making in some schemes of milling six separate operations) to treat (the products) in the same manner with sieves, bolts, or screens of different grades of fineness.
- To sell at less than official or recognized rates, by sharing the commission or profit with the purchaser, or by purchasing cheap and asking only a small advance: as, to scalp railway-tickets.
- In Amer. polit. slang, to destroy the political influence of, or punish for insubordination to party rule.
- To cut or scrape. See scalping-iron.
- n. The top of the head; the head, skull, or sconce.
- n. The integument of the upper part of the head and associated subcutaneous structures; the skin, the occipitofrontalis muscle, and its broad fascia-like tendon and connective tissue, with their vessels and nerves, together forming the covering of the skull, and freely movable upon the subjacent bones.
- n. The scalp or a part of it, together with the hair growing upon it, cut or torn from the head of a living or dead person. Among the North American Indians scalps are taken as trophies of victory.
- n. The skin of the head of a noxious wild animal. A bounty has sometimes been offered for wolves' scalps.
- n. The head or skull of a whale exclusive of the lower jaw.
- n. In heraldry, the skin of the head of a stag with the horns attached: a rare bearing.
- n. A bed of oysters or mussels.
- n. An early type of cultivator blade, nearly horizontal in position, so called as cutting a thin layer from the soil. Cf. sweep, 12 .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sell illegally, as on the black market
- n. the skin that covers the top of the head
- v. remove the scalp of
Maurie came into the clinic for what he calls a scalp condition—a scalp condition!
Despite appearances, though, a man's scalp is not tough.
The skin on the scalp is relatively thin, and taut.
She was actually quite pretty despite the scars I could see on her scalp from the operations and the pale, pale dying skin of her.
Whether your scalp is dry, flaky, oily, or sensitive, Spela 707 can treat them all.
And probably shower because my scalp is bugging me.
When a man falls in battle, his scalp is carried away in token.
When a man fell in battle his scalp is carried away in token.
A bit of the scalp is eaten by each man for courage in destroying the enemy.
You have rescued your father and your people, captured the stage-driver's whip, and now you have captured a scalp from the Bannocks.