Scalpel vs Scalper - What's the difference?

scalpel | scalper |


As nouns the difference between scalpel and scalper

is that scalpel is a small straight knife with a very sharp blade used for surgery, dissection and craftwork while scalper is one who scalps, or removes the scalp of another.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scalpel

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small straight knife with a very sharp blade used for surgery, dissection and craftwork.
  • See also

    * bistoury * knife

    scalper

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who scalps, or removes the scalp of another.
  • * 2013 , M. Elise Marubbio, ?Eric L. Buffalohead, Native Americans on Film: Conversations, Teaching, and Theory
  • Denouncing representations of hostile Indians as vicious scalpers of innocent settlers
  • (US) One who scalps tickets to popular entertainment events: buying them in advance and then selling them (e.g. online or just outside the venue of the event), often at inflated prices
  • We could see three different scalpers moving through the crowd outside the arena, each muttering the characteristic refrain: “Need any tickets?”
  • (finance) A person on an open outcry exchange trading floor who buys and sells rapidly for his or her own account, aiming to buy from a seller and a little later sell to a buyer, making a small profit from the difference (roughly the amount of the bid/offer spread, or less).
  • Synonyms

    * (one who scalps tickets ): ticket tout (UK)

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