: 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 WebHair 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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