scalp - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    the skin under the hair on your head
     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      the skin and hair cut off an enemy’s head as a sign of victory by some Native American groups in the past
  2. 2
    informal someone who you have defeated or punished
    claim/collect/take a scalp (=win a victory):

    The boxer had claimed enough scalps in his time to warrant his legendary status.