There are 3 definitions of Hull in English:

Hull

Syllabification: Hull
Pronunciation: /həl
 
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  • 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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There are 3 definitions of Hull in English:

hull1

Syllabification: hull
Pronunciation: /həl
 
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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.
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    • 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.
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verb

[with object] (usually be hulled) Back to top  
  • Hit and pierce the hull of (a ship) with a shell or other missile.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

hulled

adjective
[in combination]: a wooden-hulled narrowboat

Origin

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

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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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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).
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    • 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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