[ US /ˈskæɫp/ ]
[ UK /skˈælp/ ]
  1. the skin that covers the top of the head
    they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy
  1. remove the scalp of
    The enemies were scalped
  2. sell illegally, as on the black market
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How To Use scalp In A Sentence

  • All the hairs on her arms stood straight out from her skin and her scalp tingled.
  • The FSA has been trying for years to claim a big scalp as part of a failing effort to stamp out insider trading. Times, Sunday Times
  • Spanish giants could throw at them to claim a notable scalp. The Sun
  • A shock of raven-black hair gripped his scalp tightly and fell down past his shoulders.
  • In 1935 Cornbleet was the first to describe a thickening of the subcutaneous fat layer of the scalp.
  • Remember, too, that he is hardly ever a monopolist: he works in fierce competition with fellow scalpers.
  • Head lice are small, wingless insects that can get on the hair and scalp of humans.
  • The psst-hey-buddy guy may not be the image the new "ticket broker" industry wishes to be associated with—and, goodness knows, one needs to make sure the curbside tickets are legit—but maybe these days dealing with the low-tech scalper is one's best hope of not getting scalped. Don't Blame a Scalper When You Think You've Been Fleeced
  • It's normal for your scalp's skin cells to grow old, die and shed.
  • When extrusions of the highest quality are required, as in strong alloy aircraft parts, extrusion billets may be scalped before shipment to remove surface liquation.
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