The beasts are huge, hulking, fast and unpredictable—tons of muscle, horn and thundering hooves.
In that hulking mug shot is a man who weighs 265 pounds and sports a menacing Fu Manchu goatee.
The hulking financial and organizational apparatus of a major party is less invincible than it used to be.
Designer Simon Spurr brought along his hulking, 90-pound pup Apollo.
Their flash and trash made sense in LA—hulking hairdos, blinding bling, chichi couture, froufrou wheels, rococoocoo estates, etc.
He got to his feet, hulking, savage, with swaying red fists.
I feel a hulking slacker and fraud, being home on sick leave.
So sweetly, indeed, that poor Jeff felt like the hulking wolf of the old world fable, and hesitated—as that wolf did not.
He sat there staring up in astonishment at Fyfe, hulking over him.
His last glance, shot past the lowered head and hulking shoulders of his giant adversary, went to the Girl.
Old English hulc "light, fast ship" (but in Middle English a heavy, unwieldy one), probably from Old Dutch hulke and Medieval Latin hulcus, perhaps ultimately from Greek holkas "merchant ship," literally "ship that is towed," from helkein "to pull" (from PIE root *selk- "to pull, draw"). Meaning "body of an old, worn-out ship" is first recorded 1670s. The Hulks ("Great Expectations") were old ships used as prisons. Sense of "big, clumsy person" is first recorded c.1400 (early 14c. as a surname: Stephen le Hulke).
"to be clumsy, unwieldy, lazy," 1789, from hulk (n.). Related: Hulked; hulking.
Large: hulking muscles bulging (1700+)