scalp-lock

scalp lock

noun
a long lock or tuft of hair left on the shorn scalp by some North American Indian men.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism

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scalp lock
 
n
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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