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hull

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noun \ˈhəl\

Definition of hull

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

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

  3. 3 :  covering, casing

hull–less

play \ˈhəl-ləs\ adjective

Examples of hull in a Sentence

  1. the coffin was placed in a cement hull

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Origin and Etymology of hull

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


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hull

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Definition of hull

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

huller

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Examples of hull in a Sentence

  1. hull the pinto beans before adding them

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First Known Use of hull

14th century

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Hull

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biographical name \ˈhəl\

Definition of Hull

  1. Cordell 1871–1955 American statesman; Secretary of State (1933–44)


Hull

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Definition of Hull

  1. Isaac 1773–1843 American naval officer


Hull

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Definition of Hull

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


Hull

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Definition of Hull

  1. William 1753–1825 American general


Hull

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geographical name \ˈhəl\

Definition of Hull

  1. 1 or in full Kingston upon Hullplay \ˈkiŋ-stən\ city and port on the Humber River in eastern England population 242,200

  2. 2 former town in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the Ottawa River Hull is now part of the town of Gatineau.


HULL Defined for English Language Learners

hull

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Definition of hull for English Language Learners

  • : 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

hull

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Definition of hull for English Language Learners

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


HULL Defined for Kids

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hull

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noun \ˈhəl\

Definition of hull for Students

  1. 1 :  the outside covering of a fruit or seed

  2. 2 :  the frame or body of a ship or boat


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hull

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Definition of hull for Students

hulled

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hulling

  1. :  to remove the outer covering of (a fruit or seed) hull peas



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