- material for the framework and shell of the hull of a ship.
Origin of hulling
- the husk, shell, or outer covering of a seed or fruit.
- the calyx of certain fruits, as the strawberry.
- any covering or envelope.
- to remove the hull of.
- Midland U.S. to shell (peas or beans).
Origin of hull1
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- the hollow, lowermost portion of a ship, floating partially submerged and supporting the remainder of the ship.
- 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.
- to pierce (the hull of a ship), especially below the water line.
- to drift without power or sails.
- hull down, (of a ship) sufficiently far away, or below the horizon, that the hull is invisible.
- hull up, (of a ship) sufficiently near, or above the horizon, that the hull is visible.
Origin of hull2
Related Words for hullingcapsule, husk, skin, trim, shave, graze, pare, scrape, tear, rob, dismantle, remove, deprive, lift, ransack, withdraw, gut, divest, expose, empty
Examples from the Web for hulling
Historical Examples of hulling
After drying, they are brought to the hulling and winnowing machines.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
When all the rice is gathered and dried, the hulling begins.Indian Boyhood
[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
The hulling machine is a long tube into one end of which the rice is poured.How We are Fed
James Franklin Chamberlain
He was engaged in hulling walnuts by driving them through holes in a board.A Girl Of The Limberlost
Gene Stratton Porter
Various methods of hulling other than by the corn sheller are in use.Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
- the main body of a vessel, tank, flying boat, etc
- the shell or pod of peas or beans; the outer covering of any fruit or seed; husk
- the persistent calyx at the base of a strawberry, raspberry, or similar fruit
- the outer casing of a missile, rocket, etc
- to remove the hulls from (fruit or seeds)
- (tr) to pierce the hull of (a vessel, tank, etc)
Word Origin for hull
- a city and port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: fishing, food processing; two universities. Pop: 301 416 (2001). Official name: Kingston upon Hull
- a city in SE Canada, in SW Quebec on the River Ottawa: a centre of the timber trade and associated industries. Pop: 66 246 (2001)
- Cordell. 1871–1955, US statesman; secretary of state (1933–44). He helped to found the U.N.: Nobel peace prize 1945
"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."
- The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
- The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.