Scalper (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, scalps.

2. Surg.

Same as Scalping iron, under Scalping.

3.

A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the market.

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4.

A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets.

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