the body of an old or dismantled ship.
a ship specially built to serve as a storehouse, prison, etc., and not for sea service.
a clumsy-looking or unwieldy ship or boat.
a bulky or unwieldy person, object, or mass.
the shell of a wrecked, burned-out, or abandoned vehicle, building, or the like.
to loom in bulky form; appear as a large, massive bulk (often followed by up): The bus hulked up suddenly over the crest of the hill.
British Dialect. to lounge, slouch, or move in a heavy, loutish manner.
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How to use hulk in a sentence
A he-spider hulk at 8 millimeters barely reaches half the length of small females.Invasive jorō spiders get huge and flashy — if they’re female | Susan Milius | March 30, 2022 | Science News
When he looked back, he saw an enormous hulk of brown fur heading toward Pieciul.
You can be the Incredible hulk, but all that extra power doesn’t help you get out of a chair any faster.
In the near distance, the decaying hulk of RFK Stadium loomed.Speed at their fingertips: Remote-control racing takes off in the District | Joe Heim | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In moments of duress, a different self manifests with acts of destruction: unleashed id in Freudian, or Incredible hulk, terms.
hulk has a more prominent role, and I have a more prominent role.Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Marriage, His Problems with the Media, and the Future of Hawk-Eye | Marlow Stern | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I just have this personal mental obsession with the hulk being an Asian-American male icon.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy | Arthur Chu | July 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whenever I take a clickbait quiz to determine which of The Avengers I would be, I always game the questions to aim for the hulk.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy | Arthur Chu | July 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He disallowed a goal scored by hulk that would have given Brazil a 2-1 lead.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks | Tunku Varadarajan | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But as no junk-man came, and as no one could be found to care for its now sadly battered hulk, its good riddance became a problem.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
A few minutes before she had been a stately three-masted frigate; now she was a helpless hulk.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
You've put in good work to-night all right, and saved this old hulk from drifting into harbour.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
It was on such a night that a great black hulk moved like a sable monster through the waters off the coast of Cuba.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
She is a dirty commonplace hulk, packed with men in soiled clothes, no longer the radiant white ship of our vision.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
British Dictionary definitions for hulk
the body of an abandoned vessel
derogatory a large or unwieldy vessel
derogatory a large ungainly person or thing
(often plural) the frame or hull of a ship, used as a storehouse, etc, or (esp in 19th-century Britain) as a prison
(intr) British informal to move clumsily
(intr often foll by up) to rise massively
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