Land scalped by strip miners.
Scalping tickets to the baseball game.
Some tribes used to collect scalps to prove how many of the enemy they had killed in battle.
Origin of scalp
- Middle English top of the head of Scandinavian origin skel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skÃ¡lpr (“sheath"), Middle Dutch schelpe (“shell").