the bony framework of the head, enclosing the brain and supporting the face; the skeleton of the head.
the head as the center of knowledge and understanding; mind: to get literature's great ideas through our skulls.
Armor. the part of a helmet that covers the top of the head.
Idioms about skull
out of one's skull, Slang. crazy; demented.
- skull-less, adjective
- skull-like, adjective
- scull, skull
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How to use skull in a sentence
Anthropologists reported in 2017 that most of these are from skulls, and that some are carved with grooves and holes in a way that suggests intact skulls were once hung up for display.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Jo Marchant | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
From there, they stomped my face into the curb and then proceeded to kick me in the head so the back of my skull smashed into the curb.
Musk envisions an outpatient therapy where a robot can simultaneously remove a piece of the skull, sew the electrodes in, and replace the missing skull piece with the device.Neuralink’s Wildly Anticipated New Brain Implant: the Hype vs. the Science | Shelly Fan | September 1, 2020 | Singularity Hub
“In a lot of ways,” Musk said, “It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull, with tiny wires.”
Elon Musk gave a peek at his brain computing startup, Neuralink, on Friday by showing off a surgically implanted electrical device in the skull of a living pig that broadcast the animal’s brain activity.Elon Musk shows off Neuralink brain implant technology in a living pig | jonathanvanian2015 | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
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He fell 40 feet and fractured his skull, hip, and nose, and lay there motionless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn | Marlow Stern | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Katniss walks through mountains of skeletons, at one point recoiling in horror as she inadvertently steps on a skull.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet | Kevin Fallon | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He subsequently told the Post that it was clear he had killed bin Laden because his skull was split open.Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Story Is FUBAR, Special Ops Sources Say | Shane Harris | November 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The calavera, or decorated skull, is an archetype of Mexican popular culture.
He aimed at the yawning hippopotamus and fired, hitting it on the skull, but at such an angle that the ball glanced off.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
When he picked himself up, he saw something that knocked all ideas of picture taking out of his thick skull.
Their feet were all placed towards the east, and in the skull of one was found the iron head of a spear.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
The elephant, as is well known, is easily vulnerable in one spot only,—the middle of the skull.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
It was in perfect condition and looked as if the skull had only recently been removed from it.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for skull
the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates: See cranium Related adjective: cranial
often derogatory the head regarded as the mind or intelligence: to have a dense skull
a picture of a skull used to represent death or danger
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Scientific definitions for skull
The part of the skeleton that forms the framework of the head, consisting of the bones of the cranium, which protect the brain, and the bones of the face. See more at skeleton.
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