Meaning of HULK in English


/hulk/ , n.

1. the body of an old or dismantled ship.

2. a ship specially built to serve as a storehouse, prison, etc., and not for sea service.

3. a clumsy-looking or unwieldy ship or boat.

4. a bulky or unwieldy person, object, or mass.

5. the shell of a wrecked, burned-out, or abandoned vehicle, building, or the like.


6. to loom in bulky form; appear as a large, massive bulk (often fol. by up ): The bus hulked up suddenly over the crest of the hill.

7. Brit. Dial. to lounge, slouch, or move in a heavy, loutish manner.

[ bef. 1000; ME hulke, OE hulc; perh. hulcus holkás trading vessel, orig., towed ship ]

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