verb (used with object)
Origin of hull1
Synonyms for hull
- 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
Related Words for hullframe, skin, case, shell, peel, covering, casing, shuck, cast, husk, framework, rind, pod, mold, bark, structure, peeling
Examples from the Web for hull
Contemporary Examples of hull
Four of them carried a thick black nylon body bag, two to a side, and loaded it into the middle of the 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?
October 22, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of hull
It was like a ship with too many masts and sails and too small a hull.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
In 1658, he was selected by his townsmen of Hull to represent them in Parliament.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
The tug's hull was practically filled with a maze of machinery.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
No knife, no rocket pistol, no line with magnet for securing oneself to a hull.Satellite System
Horace Brown Fyfe
In the initial stages of building, the hull was upside down.The Migrations of an American Boat Type
Howard I. Chapelle
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."