Scalp lock
Scalp Scalp, n. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. {Scallop}.] 1. That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair. [1913 Webster]

By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd's fat friar, This fellow were a king for our wild faction! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: The top; the summit. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Scalp lock}, a long tuft of hair left on the crown of the head by the warriors of some tribes of American Indians. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scalp lock — scalp′ lock n. ant a long lock or tuft of hair left on the shorn scalp by some North American Indian men • Etymology: 1815–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • scalp lock — ☆ scalp lock n. a lock or tuft of hair left on the shaven crown of the head by certain North American Indian warriors …   English World dictionary

  • scalp lock — noun a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head • Hypernyms: ↑hairdo, ↑hairstyle, ↑hair style, ↑coiffure, ↑coif * * * noun : a long tuft of hair on the crown of the otherwise shaved head of a warrior of some tribes of American Indians * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • scalp lock — a long lock or tuft of hair left on the shorn scalp by some North American Indian men. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • scalp-lock — /ˈskælp lɒk/ (say skalp lok) noun a long lock or tuft of hair left on the scalp, especially, formerly, by certain indigenous peoples of North America as an implied challenge to their enemies …   Australian English dictionary

  • scalp lock — noun Date: 1826 a long tuft of hair on the crown of the otherwise shaved head especially of a warrior of some American Indian tribes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scalp — Scalp, n. [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. {Scallop}.] 1. That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair. [1913 Webster] By the bare scalp of Robin Hodd s fat friar, This fellow were a king for our wild faction!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lock of hair — A lock of hair is a piece or pieces of hair that has been cut from, or remains singly on, a human head, most commonly bunched or tied together in some way. A standard dictionary definition defines a lock as a tress, curl, or ringlet of hair… …   Wikipedia

  • lock — See: SCALP LOCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lock — See: SCALP LOCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

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