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hull

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noun \ˈhəl\

Simple Definition of hull

  • : the main part of a ship or boat : the deck, sides, and bottom of a ship or boat

  • : the outer covering of a fruit, grain, or seed

Full Definition of hull

  1. 1 a :  the outer covering of a fruit or seed b :  the persistent calyx or involucre that subtends some fruits (as a strawberry)

  2. 2 a :  the frame or body of a ship or boat exclusive of masts, yards, sails, and rigging b :  the main body of a usually large or heavy craft or vehicle (as an airship or tank)

  3. 3 :  covering, casing

hull–less play \ˈhəl-ləs\ adjective

Examples of hull

  1. <the coffin was placed in a cement hull>



Origin of hull

Middle English, from Old English hulu; akin to Old High German hala hull, Old English helan to conceal — more at hell


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with hull


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hull

verb

Simple Definition of hull

  • : to remove the outer covering of (a fruit or seed)

Full Definition of hull

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the hulls of :  shuck

hull·er noun

Examples of hull

  1. <hull the pinto beans before adding them>



14th Century

First Known Use of hull

14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


Hull

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biographical name \ˈhəl\

Definition of Hull

  1. Cordell 1871–1955 Am. statesman; secy. of state (1933–44)




Hull

biographical name

Definition of Hull

  1. Isaac 1773–1843 Am. naval officer




Hull

biographical name

Definition of Hull

  1. Bobby 1939–     Robert Marvin Hull Canad. ice hockey player




Hull

biographical name

Definition of Hull

  1. William 1753–1825 Am. gen.




Hull

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geographical name \ˈhəl\

Definition of Hull

  1. 1 former town Canada in SW Quebec on Ottawa River, now part of Gatineau

  2. 2 or in full Kings·ton upon Hull play \ˈkiŋ-stən\ city & port E England on the Humber pop 242,200





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