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Pronunciation : Hull
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. hul, hol, shell, husk, AS. hulu; akin to G. h?lle covering, husk, case, h?llen to cover, Goth. huljan to cover, AS. helan to hele, conceal. sq. root17. See Hele, v. t., Hell.]
Definition : 1. The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.

2. Etym: [In this sense perh. influenced by D. hol hold of a ship, E. hold.] (Naut.)

Defn: The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging. Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light. Dryden. Hull down, said of a ship so distant that her hull is concealed by the convexity of the sea.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Hull
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.

2. To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.

t. [imp. & p. p. Hulled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hulling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Hull
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails. [Obs.] Shak. Milton.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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