n. & v.
1 the skin covering the top of the head, with the hair etc. attached.
2 a hist. the scalp of an enemy cut or torn away as a trophy by an American Indian. b a trophy or symbol of triumph, conquest, etc.
3 Sc. a bare rock projecting above water etc.
1 hist. take the scalp of (an enemy).
2 criticize savagely.
3 US defeat; humiliate.
4 US colloq. resell (shares, tickets, etc.) at a high or quick profit.
scalpless adj.
Etymology: ME, prob. of Scand. orig.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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