Definition of scalp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scalp

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  1. 1the skin that covers the part of the head where the hair grows A dry scalp can lead to dandruff.
  2. 2(in the past) the skin and hair that was removed from the head of a dead enemy by some Native American peoples as a sign of victory
  3. 3(informal) a symbol of the fact that someone has been defeated or punished They have claimed some impressive scalps in their bid for the championship.
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