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scalp

 
pronunciation:
skaelp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the skin on the top and back of the head and usually covered by hair.
definition 2: a section of this skin with the attached hair. In the past, a scalp was sometimes taken from the head of an enemy as a trophy.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scalps, scalping, scalped
definition: to remove the scalp from.
Warriors sometimes scalped those they fought with in battle.
derivation: scalper (n.)