(Scalp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scalped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scalping.]
1. To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
2. (Surg.) To remove the skin of.
We must scalp the whole lid [of the eye].J. S. Wells.
3. (Milling) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling. Knight.
(Scalp), v. i. To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; said of brokers
who operate in this way on their own account. [Cant]
(Scal"pel) n. [L. scalpellum, dim. of scalprum a knife, akin to scalpere to cut, carve, scrape: cf.
F. scalpel.] (Surg.) A small knife with a thin, keen blade, used by surgeons, and in dissecting.
1. One who, or that which, scalps.
2. (Surg.) Same as Scalping iron, under Scalping.
3. A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations
of the market. [Cant]
4. A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets. [Cant]
Scalping iron (Surg.), an instrument used in scraping foul and carious bones; a raspatory. Scalping
knife, a knife used by North American Indians in scalping.
(Scalp"ing) a. & n. from Scalp.