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: having the hull or husk removed
hulled pumpkin seeds/ lentils/strawberries
see also hulled corn
of a cereal grain : having the hull or glume tightly adhered to the seed
hulled wheats such as emmer or spelt
of a ship or boat : having a hull of a specified kind
used in combination
twin-hulled catamaransa steel-hulled warship


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past tense and past participle of hull entry 2

Example Sentences

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The volume of its transparent dome is almost three times greater than last-generation dual-hulled submersibles, but its narrow shape allows for a longer and more luxurious feel inside. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2022 Many centuries ago, oceanic tribes sailed the waters between the islands and atolls of Polynesia in double-hulled canoes., 15 May 2021 The boat is a twin-hulled catamaran that will one day carry both anti-ship and anti-air missiles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Apr. 2021 Oil tankers at the terminal are required to be double-hulled since the Exxon Valdez spill, Taylor said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Jan. 2021 However, as Leen pushed into the powerboat market in 2021 with a 56, another happy trait of the tri-hulled design came into play—efficiency. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2023 Just hours out of port, the giant double-hulled canoe known as the Hokulea took on water and overturned in stormy weather. Audrey Mcavoy, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Jan. 2023 Just hours out of port, the giant double-hulled canoe known as the Hokulea took on water and overturned in stormy weather. CBS News, 23 Jan. 2023 The journey has been tough for the veteran sea captain, 57, who traveled solo most of the way in his rigid-hulled dinghy powered by two 350 HP outboard motors. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of hulled was in the 14th century

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“Hulled.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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