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Definition of Hull


  1. The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
  2. The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
  3. To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.
  4. To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
  5. To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.

Hull Quotations

Separately there was only wind, water, sail, and hull, but at my hand the four had been given purpose and direction.
Lowell Thomas

Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation, our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies.
Tomas Transtromer

Launching a newspaper without a coherent idea of how you're going to promote it, or get it to people who might want to read it, is like launching a boat without a rudder or an engine... or a hull, now that I think about it.
Charlie Pierce

Now, the United Nations is an organization that I believe was founded with good intentions. As a matter of fact, a prominent Tennessean named Cordell Hull was very involved with it.
Zach Wamp

Somewhere in my wildest childhood I must have done something right. Being able to make a boyhood dream come true is one thing, but to have a kid come along and thrill his dad like Brett Hull has thrilled me over his career is too much for one guy to handle.
Bobby Hull
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Hull Translations

hull in Dutch is scheepsromp, bodem, romp, casco
hull in French is fuselage
hull in Italian is torso
hull in Norwegian is skalle, belg, skrog, rense
hull in Swedish is skrov, skida, skal
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