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English definition of “scalp”

scalp

noun [C] (DEFEATED PERSON)    /skælp/
someone you defeat in a competition or election: Although they are expected to take some important scalps in the election, they are unlikely to form the next government.Competitors and participants in sports and gamesEnemies and rivals
(Definition of scalp noun (DEFEATED PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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