scalp lock

noun

Definition of scalp lock

: a long tuft of hair on the crown of the otherwise shaved head especially of a warrior of some American Indian tribes

Examples of scalp lock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hair from Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull's scalp lock, from which DNA was extracted for analysis. Alexandra Larkin, CBS News, 27 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of scalp lock

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Scalp lock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scalp%20lock. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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