scalp
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, crown of the head, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skālpr sheath; akin to Middle Dutch schelpe shell Date: 14th century 1. a. the part of the integument of the human head usually covered with hair in both sexes b. the part of an animal (as a wolf or fox) corresponding to the human scalp 2. a. a part of the human scalp with attached hair cut or torn from an enemy as a token of victory b. a trophy of victory or accomplishment 3. chiefly Scottish a projecting mass of bare ground or rock II. verb Date: 1676 transitive verb 1. a. to deprive of the scalp b. to remove an upper part from 2. to remove a desired constituent from and discard the rest 3. to buy and sell so as to make small quick profits <
scalp stocks
>
<
scalp grain
>
; especially to resell at greatly increased prices <
scalp theater tickets
>
intransitive verb 1. to take scalps 2. to profit by slight market fluctuations • scalper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scalp — scalp …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • scalp — [ skalp ] n. m. • 1803; mot angl. « peau du crâne accompagnée de sa chevelure », ou de to scalp 1 ♦ Action de scalper. Hist. Danse du scalp : danse guerrière qu exécutaient les Amérindiens autour de la victime qui allait être scalpée. ♢ Méd.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scalp — SCALP, scalpuri, s.n. 1. Piele a capului uman împreună cu părul, smulsă de pe craniu în urma unui accident sau desprinsă cu un instrument ascuţit. 2. Scalpare. – Din fr. scalp. Trimis de RACAI, 07.12.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  SCALP s. v. scalpare.… …   Dicționar Român

  • SCALP — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Scalp peut désigner : Le cuir chevelu, ou l étendue de peau sur la tête où poussent les cheveux. Le résultat de la scalpation, c est à dire le cuir… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scalp — Scalp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scalped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scalping}.] 1. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of. [1913 Webster] We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye]. J …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • scalp — vt: to buy and sell so as to make small quick profits scalp stocks; esp: to resell at greatly increased prices vi: to profit by slight market fluctuations scalp·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • scalp — scalp; scalp·less; scalp·er; …   English syllables

  • scalp — ► NOUN 1) the skin covering the top and back of the head. 2) historical the scalp with the hair cut away from an enemy s head as a battle trophy, a former practice among American Indians. ► VERB 1) take the scalp of (an enemy). 2) informal punish …   English terms dictionary

  • scalp — [skalp] n. [ME < Scand, as in Dan dial. skalp, pod, shell, ON skalpr, sheath < IE * skelb , extension of base * (s)kel > SCALE2] 1. the skin on the top and back of the head, usually covered with hair 2. a part of this, cut or torn from… …   English World dictionary

  • Scalp — Scalp, v. i. To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account. [Cant] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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