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1skull

noun \ˈskəl\

: the structure of bones that form the head and face of a person or animal

Full Definition of SKULL

1
:  the skeleton of the head of a vertebrate forming a bony or cartilaginous case that encloses and protects the brain and chief sense organs and supports the jaws
2
:  the seat of understanding or intelligence :  mind
skulled \ˈskəld\ adjective

Examples of SKULL

  1. He had a fractured skull.
  2. <paleoanthropologists recently found the skull of a prehistoric man in a remote area of the desert>

Origin of SKULL

Middle English skulle, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skulle skull
First Known Use: 13th century

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Rhymes with SKULL

2skull

transitive verb

Definition of SKULL

1
:  to hit on the head
2
:  to unintentionally hit (a golf ball or shot) with the bottom edge of the clubface

First Known Use of SKULL

1945
SKULL Defined for Kids

skull

noun \ˈskəl\

Definition of SKULL for Kids

:  the case of bone or cartilage that forms the skeleton of the head and face, encloses the brain, and supports the jaws
Medical Dictionary

skull

noun \ˈskəl\

Medical Definition of SKULL

:  the skeleton of the head forming a bony case that encloses and protects the brain and chief sense organs and supports the jaws

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