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Hull

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Pronunciation: /hʌl
 
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  • A city and port in NE England, situated at the junction of the Hull and Humber Rivers; population 263,000 (est. 2009). Official name Kingston upon Hull.

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There are 3 definitions of Hull in English:

hull1

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Pronunciation: /hʌl
 
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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.
    Synonyms
    framework, body, frame, skeleton, shell, structure, basic structure; exterior

verb

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  • Hit and pierce the hull of (a ship) with a missile: the ship was being hulled and all would die
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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

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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, casing, covering, seed case; rind, skin, peel; North American shuck
    technical pericarp, capsule, legume
    rare integument
  • 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

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  • Remove the hulls from (fruit, seeds, or grain): a cup of hulled strawberries
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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.
    Synonyms
    shell, husk, peel, pare, skin; North American shuck
    technical decorticate

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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