Meaning of HULK in English



Pronunciation: ' h ə lk

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English hulke, from Old English hulc, probably from Medieval Latin holcas, from Greek holkas, from helkein to pull ― more at SULCUS

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a heavy clumsy ship b (1) : the body of an old ship unfit for service (2) : a ship used as a prison ― usually used in plural <every prisoner sent to the hulk s ― Kenneth Roberts> c : an abandoned wreck or shell (as of a building or automobile)

2 : one that is bulky or unwieldy

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