from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
- n. The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.
- n. Nautical The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of masts, engines, or superstructure.
- n. The main body of various other large vehicles, such as a tank, airship, or flying boat.
- n. The outer casing of a rocket, guided missile, or spaceship.
- transitive v. To remove the hulls of (fruit or seeds).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The outer covering of a fruit or seed
- v. To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
- n. The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
- v. to drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
- v. to hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
- n. The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
- transitive v. To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument.
- transitive v. To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
- intransitive v. To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An outer covering, particularly of a nut or of grain; a husk.
- n. Synonyms Husk, etc. See skin, n.
- To strip off the hull or hulls of: as, to hull grain; to hull strawberries.
- To strip off.
- n. The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of her masts, yards, and rigging.
- n. Hence— In sporting, so far behind as to stand no chance of winning.
- To strike or pierce the hull of (a ship) with a cannon-ball.
- To float or drift on the water, as the hull of a ship without the aid of sails.
- A variant of hill.
- n. A hovel; a pen; a sty.
- n. Holly.
- n. A dialectal pronunciation of whole, common in New England.
- To shell (oysters).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the frame or body of ship
- n. persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
- n. dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
- n. United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
- v. remove the hulls from
- n. a large fishing port in northeastern England
- n. United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
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