Scalp vs Scalpal - What's the difference?

scalp | scalpal |

As a noun scalp

is the top of the head; the skull.

As a verb scalp

is to remove the scalp (part of the head from where the hair grows), by brutal act or accident.

As an adjective scalpal is

of or pertaining to the scalp.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia scalp)


(en noun)
  • The top of the head; the skull.
  • The part of the head where the hair grows from, or used to grow from.
  • * 2014 , Kaitlin Newman in Baltimore Sun'', '' Five years after beating, Ryan Diviney’s family holds out hope
  • *:The original titanium mesh plate that was inserted in the summer of 2010 was removed last June since it was causing his scalp to break down.
  • * c. 1590 , (William Shakespeare), The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • By the bare scalpe of Robin Hoods fat Fryer, / This fellow were a King, for our wilde faction.
  • A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, formerly cut or torn off from an enemy by Native American warriors as a token of victory.
  • Some tribes used to collect scalps to prove how many of the enemy they had killed in battle.
  • A victory.
  • * 1993 , John Frohnmayer, Leaving Town Alive: Confessions of an Arts Warrior (page 331)
  • Pat Buchanan, in his ongoing presidential quest, claimed his first scalp , and Donald Wildmon's newsletter chortled that his efforts in opposing the NEA had paid off.
  • (Scotland) A bed or stratum of shellfish; a scaup.
  • (figurative) The top; the summit.
  • (Macaulay)

    Derived terms

    * scalpless * scalpy


    (en verb)
  • To remove the scalp (part of the head from where the hair grows), by brutal act or accident.
  • (slang) To resell, especially tickets, usually for an inflated price, often illegally.
  • To screen or sieve ore before further processing
  • scalped ore
  • (surgery) To remove the skin of.
  • * J. S. Wells
  • We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye].
  • (milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from (wheat grains, etc.) in the process of high milling.
  • (Knight)


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  • Of or pertaining to the scalp.
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