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scalp lock

n.
A long lock of hair left on the top of the shaven head by certain Native American men.
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scalp lock

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a small tuft or plait of hair left on the shaven scalp by American Indian warriors as a challenge to enemies
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scalp′ lock`


n.
a long lock or tuft of hair left on the shorn scalp by some North American Indian men.
[1815–25, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scalp lock - a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
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References in classic literature ?
The two long scalp locks were twisted up into balls upon the crown of the head in the same way that the individual had worn them during fife.
And here are aged Moors with flowing white beards and long white robes with vast cowls; and Bedouins with long, cowled, striped cloaks; and Negroes and Riffians with heads clean-shaven except a kinky scalp lock back of the ear or, rather, upon the after corner of the skull; and all sorts of barbarians in all sorts of weird costumes, and all more or less ragged.