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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 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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