hull


hull
hull
hull1 [hul]
n.
[ME hule < OE hulu, akin to Ger hülle, covering: for IE base see HALL]
1. the outer covering of a seed or fruit, as the husk of grain, pod of a pea, shell of a nut, etc.
2. the calyx of some fruits, as the raspberry
3. any outer covering
vt.
to take the hull or hulls off (a seed or fruit)
huller
n.
hull2 [hul]
n.
[special use of HULL1, prob. infl. by Du hol, ship's hold]
1. the frame or body of a ship, excluding the masts, rigging, superstructure, etc.
2.
a) the main body of an airship
b) the watertight frame or main body of a flying boat, amphibious plane or vehicle, hydrofoil, etc., on which it floats when in the water
vt.
to pierce the hull of (a ship) with a shell, torpedo, etc.
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hull down
far enough away so that the hull is below the horizon and only the masts, stacks, etc. are visible

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