Meaning of HULK in English


n.1 a the body of a dismantled ship, used as a store vessel etc. b (in pl.) hist. this used as a prison.

2 an unwieldy vessel.

3 colloq. a large clumsy-looking person or thing.

Etymology: OE hulc & MLG, MDu. hulk: cf. Gk holkas cargo ship

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.