Definition of skull in English:
1A framework of bone or cartilage enclosing the brain of a vertebrate; the skeleton of a person’s or animal’s head.
- Both chickens and humans are vertebrates, a group of animals that have skulls and backbones.
- There does not need to be a visible injury, such as a fracture to the skull, for brain damage to occur.
- All the blood cells are formed in the marrow of the flat bones such as the skull, breastbone and pelvis.
1.1 informal A person’s head or brain: a skull crammed with too many thoughts
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- But here's the rub: each contestant is given just eight hours to cram their skull with their opponents' specialised subject.
- History, being his subject, he crammed into their skulls time and time again, getting frustrated that they never remembered it.
- He also told a male that the lump on his head was his skull.
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Hit (someone) on the head.
- On April Fool's Day 1997, dozens of people went out on skulling missions, hitting hundreds of billboards on busy Toronto streets.
- If Joan were really around, she'd skull Le Pen with a spiked mace.
- He looked over at Andy, who was trying to skull the whole lot in one go!
Middle English scolle; of unknown origin; compare with Old Norse skoltr.
out of one's skull informal
- Anyone who seriously thought Lord Of The Rings was going to win the top honours is out of their skull.
- When Rhi moved in I was very ill, depressed out of my skull, afraid of the world and generally an apathetic blob.
- I think you're out of your skull for coming back.
- A representation of a skull with two thigh bones crossed below it as an emblem of piracy or death.Example sentences
- In addition, the label shall show a representation of a skull and crossbones.
- Beneath it shimmered a hologram of, quite unpleasantly, a 3 - D bloodied skull and crossbones.
- The battered and corroded drum, marked with a skull and crossbones, was discovered shortly after 9am.
1Out of one’s mind; crazy.
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