Meaning of HULK in English


[hulk] n [ME hulke, fr. OE hulc, prob. fr. ML holcas, fr. Gk holkas, fr. helkein to pull--more at sulcus] (bef. 12c) 1 a: a heavy clumsy ship b (1): the body of an old ship unfit for service (2): a ship used as a prison--usu. used in pl. "every prisoner sent to the ~s --Kenneth Roberts" c: an abandoned wreck or shell (as of a building or automobile)

2: one that is bulky or unwieldy "a big ~ of a man"

[2]hulk vi (ca. 1825) 1 dial Eng: to move ponderously

2: to appear impressively large or massive: loom

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