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hull1

Syllabification: hull
Pronunciation: /həl
 
/

noun

The main body of a ship or other vessel, including the bottom, sides, and deck but not the masts, superstructure, rigging, engines, and other fittings.
Example sentences
  • The main structural bulkhead supports the hull sides at the chain plates and the cabin top at the mast step is drastically cut away so the interior is more open.
  • On the main deck, the hull is arranged with forepeak, hydraulic pump room, accommodation section and fish handling area.
  • When crossing the Atlantic, he charted the location of the Gulf Stream and designed new hulls, riggings, propellers, and pumps for sailing vessels.
Synonyms

verb

[with object] (usually be hulled) Back to top  
Hit and pierce the hull of (a ship) with a shell or other missile.
Example sentences
  • Our ship of state's hulled, our economy's sinking.
  • The ventral shields of the Omega saved him from hulling the fighter on the unforgiving rock.
  • We believed it has been hulled, it has a hole the size of a fist and some cracking in the hull of the ship.

Origin

Middle English: perhaps the same word as hull2, or related to hold2.

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  • hold from (Old English):

    The ancient root of hold probably meant ‘to watch over’. Hold, ‘a large compartment in the lower part of a ship or aircraft’ has a different origin, is late 16th century and derives from hole (Old English) and is related to hollow (Old English), and possibly hull (Middle English). The phrase no holds barred, ‘with no rules or restrictions’, comes from the sport of wrestling. Certain holds, such as gripping round the throat, are banned as too dangerous. Sometimes, though, no-holds-barred contests would be set up where participants could do almost anything they liked.

Derivatives

hulled

1
adjective
[in combination]: a wooden-hulled narrowboat

Words that rhyme with hull

annul, cull, dull, gull, lull, mull, null, scull, skull, Solihull, trull, Tull

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hull2

Syllabification: hull
Pronunciation: /həl
 
/

noun

1The outer covering of a fruit or seed, especially the pod of peas and beans, or the husk of grain.
Example sentences
  • Four grams of embryos (achenes without hull and seed coat) were homogenized and oil was extracted in boiling petroleum ether.
  • Total RNA was extracted from leaves, tillers, young panicles, leaf sheaths, hulls, and anthers of rice using the hot phenol method as previously described.
  • An abundant 24 kDa protein has been purified and identified from soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr) seed hulls.
Synonyms
shell, husk, pod, case, covering, integument, calyx, shuck;
Botany pericarp, legume
1.1The green calyx of a strawberry or raspberry.
Example sentences
  • Rinse the berries and tip them into a dish, removing the strawberry hulls and currant stalks as you go.
  • But for some reason, organic strawberries seem to have stronger hulls than regular pesticide-covered ones, and now my only question is: whither a strawberry huller?
  • Wash the strawberries, pat them dry and remove their hulls.

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective hulled) Back to top  
Remove the hulls from (fruit, seeds, or grain).
Example sentences
  • Mill managements claim the wage cut is necessary because of low prices offered by the Food Corporation of India for hulling the rice (removing the outer husk).
  • They know what they like and it's not cracked corn, nor is it wheat, milo, peanut hearts, hulled oats, or rice.
  • For comparison purposes, diets based primarily on corn, hulled barley, and wheat were also assessed.

Origin

Old English hulu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch huls, German Hülse 'husk, pod', and German Hülle 'covering', also to heel3.

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  • hold from (Old English):

    The ancient root of hold probably meant ‘to watch over’. Hold, ‘a large compartment in the lower part of a ship or aircraft’ has a different origin, is late 16th century and derives from hole (Old English) and is related to hollow (Old English), and possibly hull (Middle English). The phrase no holds barred, ‘with no rules or restrictions’, comes from the sport of wrestling. Certain holds, such as gripping round the throat, are banned as too dangerous. Sometimes, though, no-holds-barred contests would be set up where participants could do almost anything they liked.

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Hull3

Syllabification: Hull
Pronunciation: /həl
 
/
A city and port in northeastern England, situated at the junction of the Hull and Humber rivers; population 263,200 (est. 2009). Official name Kingston upon Hull.

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