Meaning of HULL in English
/ hʌl; NAmE / noun , verb
the main, bottom part of a ship, that goes in the water :
a wooden / steel hull
They climbed onto the upturned hull and waited to be rescued.
[ vn ] to remove the outer covering of peas , beans , etc. or the ring of leaves attached to strawberries
noun Middle English : perhaps the same word as hull (verb), or related to hold compartment of a ship or aircraft used to store cargo .
verb Old English hulu , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch huls , German Hülse husk, pod, and German Hülle covering, also to heel to put a plant in the ground and cover its roots .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005