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1hull

noun \ˈhəl\

: 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
a :  the outer covering of a fruit or seed
b :  the persistent calyx or involucre that subtends some fruits (as a strawberry)
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
hull–less \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

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with HULL

2hull

verb

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

Full Definition of HULL

transitive verb
:  to remove the hulls of :  shuck
hull·er noun

Examples of HULL

  1. <hull the pinto beans before adding them>

First Known Use of HULL

14th century

Related to HULL

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Hull

biographical name \ˈhəl\

Definition of HULL

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

Hull

biographical name

Definition of HULL

Isaac 1773–1843 Am. naval officer

Hull

biographical name

Definition of HULL

Bobby 1939– Robert Marvin Hull Canad. ice hockey player

Hull

biographical name

Definition of HULL

William 1753–1825 Am. gen.

Hull

geographical name \ˈhəl\

Definition of HULL

1
former town Canada in SW Quebec on Ottawa River, now part of Gatineau
2
or in full Kings·ton upon Hull \ˈkiŋ-stən\ city & port E England on the Humber pop 242,200
HULL-LESS Defined for Kids

1hull

noun \ˈhəl\

Definition of HULL for Kids

1
:  the outside covering of a fruit or seed
2
:  the frame or body of a ship or boat

2hull

verb
hulledhull·ing

Definition of HULL for Kids

:  to remove the outer covering of (a fruit or seed) <hull peas>

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