verb (used with object)
- hull balance,
- hull down,
- hull efficiency,
- hull girder,
- hull house
Origin of hull1
- the boatlike fuselage of a flying boat on which the plane lands or takes off.
- the cigar-shaped arrangement of girders enclosing the gasbag of a rigid dirigible.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hull2
Examples from the Web for hull
Jimbo and I walked up its ramp and into the hull, which looked like the gutted inside of a school bus.
Meanwhile, the rest of hull is wide at the waterline and slopes inward.Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?|Dave Majumdar|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having received a patent on the technology in 1986, Hull founded 3D Systems to commercialize his discoveries.
“When some of those surgeries were first done using the help of our technology, it was really touching for me,” as Hull put it.
As was the case with the Xerox 914, the first machines Hull built to “print” plastic objects were bulky, huge, and expensive.
Mr. Hull spoke briefly of his reason for calling the meeting.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
Disappointment upon disappointment awaited Errington at Hull.Thelma|Marie Corelli
But though it didn't fall out only three times, as I said, it kep' us all nerved up and uneasy the hull of the time expectin' it.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 2.|Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
A round-up of my heirs would take in the hull of North Dakoty.'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart
Then a boat was dimly seen gliding away in a line with the hull, by the glowing light.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for hull
"seed covering," from Old English hulu "husk, pod," from Proto-Germanic *hulus "to cover" (cf. Old High German hulla, hulsa; German Hülle, Hülse, Dutch huls). Figurative use by 1831.
"body of a ship," 1550s, perhaps from hull (n.1) on fancied resemblance of ship keels to open peapods (cf. Latin carina "keel of a ship," originally "shell of a nut;" Greek phaselus "light passenger ship, yacht," literally "bean pod;" French coque "hull of a ship; shell of a walnut or egg"). Alternative etymology is from Middle English hoole "ship's keel" (mid-15c.), from the same source as hold (n.).
"to remove the husk of," early 15c., from hull (n.1). Related: Hulled, which can mean both "having a particular kind of hull" and "stripped of the hull."