- hula skirt,
- hull balance,
- hull down,
- hull efficiency
Origin of hulking
verb (used without object)
Origin of hulk
Examples from the Web for hulking
Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo then sought to bring the hulking Garner down by yoking him around the neck.
A hulking defender breaks into the backfield and takes him down with a vicious clothesline tackle.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel|Steve Almond|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The beasts are huge, hulking, fast and unpredictable—tons of muscle, horn and thundering hooves.
Patinkin imbues Saul with a hulking presence that fills entire rooms.Give Mandy Patinkin an Emmy Nomination for ‘Homeland,’ Already!|Jason Lynch|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The man who wrote about hulking linebackers nibbling melon in the Texas dusk.
Beside Sophia, a hulking figure carried a torch to light their way.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
Turkey seemed to be a hulking clod and Toot was wizened and shrill-voiced and sharp.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
They'd better get rid of that hulking young clerk, Bertie Adams, and staff the entire concern with capable women.Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston
Over his shoulder I watched the hulking devils go past in sheepish single file with furtive glances at me.Paradise Garden|George Gibbs
And in Philip's eyes grew a new admiration for this hulking cousin and enemy, who ate his pride for a woman.The Truce of God|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin for hulk
"big, clumsy," 1690s (through 18c. usually with fellow), from hulk (n.).
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.