hulking

adjective hulk·ing \ ˈhəl-kiŋ \

Definition of hulking

:ponderous, massive
  • a hulking wrestler

Examples of hulking in a Sentence

  1. A hulking figure appeared in the doorway.

  2. a heavy, hulking stone blocked the way

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First Known Use of hulking

1698


HULKING Defined for English Language Learners

hulking

adjective

Definition of hulking for English Language Learners

  • : very large or heavy


HULKING Defined for Kids

hulking

adjective hulk·ing \ ˈhəl-kiŋ \

Definition of hulking for Students

:very large or heavy


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