the hollow, lowermost portion of a ship, floating partially submerged and supporting the remainder of the ship.
verb (used with object)
to pierce (the hull of a ship), especially below the water line.
verb (used without object)
to drift without power or sails.
hull down, (of a ship) sufficiently far away, or below the horizon, that the hull is invisible.
hull up, (of a ship) sufficiently near, or above the horizon, that the hull is visible.
the main body of a vessel, tank, flying boat, etc
the shell or pod of peas or beans; the outer covering of any fruit or seed; husk
the persistent calyx at the base of a strawberry, raspberry, or similar fruit
the outer casing of a missile, rocket, etc
to remove the hulls from (fruit or seeds)
(transitive) to pierce the hull of (a vessel, tank, etc)
a city and port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: fishing, food processing; two universities. Pop: 301 416 (2001). Official name: Kingston upon Hull
a city in SE Canada, in SW Quebec on the River Ottawa: a centre of the timber trade and associated industries. Pop: 66 246 (2001)
Cordell. 1871–1955, US statesman; secretary of state (1933–44). He helped to found the U.N.: Nobel peace prize 1945
“seed covering,” from Old English hulu “husk, pod,” from Proto-Germanic *hulus “to cover” (cf. Old High German hulla, hulsa; German Hülle, Hülse, Dutch huls). Figurative use by 1831.
“body of a ship,” 1550s, perhaps from hull (n.1) on fancied resemblance of ship keels to open peapods (cf. Latin carina “keel of a ship,” originally “shell of a nut;” Greek phaselus “light passenger ship, yacht,” literally “bean pod;” French coque “hull of a ship; shell of a walnut or egg”). Alternative etymology is from Middle English hoole “ship’s keel” (mid-15c.), from the same source as hold (n.).
“to remove the husk of,” early 15c., from hull (n.1). Related: Hulled, which can mean both “having a particular kind of hull” and “stripped of the hull.”
/hjuːm/ noun 1. T(homas) E(rnest). 1883–1917, English literary critic and poet; a proponent of imagism
[huhl-ee guhl-ee] /ˈhʌl i ˈgʌl i/ noun 1. a dance that is a modification of the frug.
[huhls] /hʌls/ noun 1. Russell Alan, born 1950, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1993.
[hoo-lee, hy-lee] /ˈhu li, ˈhü li/ adjective, adverb, Scot. 1. . [hoo-lee, hy-lee] /ˈhu li, ˈhü li/ Scot. adjective 1. cautious; gentle. adverb 2. cautiously; gently.