Meaning of HULK in English


■ noun

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'.

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