Meaning of HULK in English
1》 an old ship stripped of fittings and permanently moored, especially for use as storage or (formerly) as a prison.
2》 a large or clumsy boat, object, or person.
OE hulc 'fast ship'; prob. of Mediterranean origin and related to Gk holkas 'cargo ship'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004