Meaning of HULL in English

HULL

/ hʌl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

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.

■ verb

[ vn ] to remove the outer covering of peas , beans , etc. or the ring of leaves attached to strawberries

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WORD ORIGIN

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 .

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