- The definition of a hull is the outer layer of something or the outer shell of a seed or fruit.
- An example of a hull is the frame of a boat.
- An example of a hull is the shell of a grain of wheat.
- To hull is defined as to remove the outer shell of a seed or fruit.
An example of to hull is to run wheat grains through a machine that leaves just the kernel behind.
Peas in their hull.
hull definition by Webster's New World
- the outer covering of a seed or fruit, as the husk of grain, pod of a pea, shell of a nut, etc.
- the calyx of some fruits, as the raspberry
- any outer covering
Origin: Middle English hule ; from Old English hulu, akin to German hülle, covering: for Indo-European base see hall
- huller noun
- the frame or body of a ship, excluding the masts, rigging, superstructure, etc.
- the main body of an airship
- the watertight frame or main body of a flying boat, amphibious plane or vehicle, hydrofoil, etc., on which it floats when in the water
Origin: special use of hull, probably influenced, influence by Dutch hol, ship's hold
- seaport in Humberside, England, on the Humber estuary: county district pop. 254,000: officially Kingston upon Hull
- city in SW Quebec, Canada: pop. 62,000
Origin: after district in Yorkshire, England
hull definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.b. The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.
- a. Nautical The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of masts, engines, or superstructure.b. The main body of various other large vehicles, such as a tank, airship, or flying boat.
- The outer casing of a rocket, guided missile, or spaceship.
Origin: Middle English hulle, husk, from Old English hulu; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- hullˈer noun
- A city of southwest Quebec, Canada, opposite Ottawa, Ontario. It has a hydroelectric station and pulp, paper, and lumber mills. Population: 74,200.
- also King·ston-up·on-Hull A borough of northeast-central England on the northern shore of the Humber estuary at the influx of the Hull River. Chartered in 1299, the city has been a major seaport since the late 1700s. Population: 301,000.
, Cordell 1871-1955.
hull - Phrases/Idioms
hull - Science Definition
- The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
- The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.