hulking

adjective
hulk·​ing | \ ˈhəl-kiŋ How to pronounce hulking (audio) \

Definition of hulking

: ponderous, massive a hulking wrestler

Examples of hulking in a Sentence

A hulking figure appeared in the doorway. a heavy, hulking stone blocked the way
Recent Examples on the Web So this idea of a gigantic, hulking, fit, strong person was really important to us. Jeff Ewing, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 The Russian military estimated that 2,500 Ukrainian fighters were holding out at a hulking steel plant with a warren of underground passageways in the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol. Fox News, 17 Apr. 2022 The Russian military estimated that about 2,500 Ukrainian fighters holding out at a hulking steel plant with a warren of underground passageways provided the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol. Adam Schreck And Mstyslav Chernov, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2022 This massive boot is as hulking as a John Deere excavator on creatine. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 26 Jan. 2022 The search was on for a hulking fugitive, a jailer and their orange car. CBS News, 12 May 2022 Still, Jarvis’ tectonic performance remains fascinating, with the actor’s singular mixture of imposing physical presence and wounded reticence suiting the enigmatic vibe while giving it an edge of threateningly broken, hulking masculinity. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 15 Mar. 2022 Later, Pellegrin and the reporter Scott Anderson, a longtime collaborator of his, spent several days in Siberia with two hulking Russian brothers, neither of whom spoke English. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 The Brillante Virtuoso was a hulking behemoth of an oil tanker, three football fields long with 12 tanks and a carrying capacity of 150,000 tons. Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hulking

1698, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2022

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“Hulking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hulking. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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hulking

adjective
hulk·​ing | \ ˈhəl-kiŋ How to pronounce hulking (audio) \

Kids Definition of hulking

: very large or heavy

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