The big truck hulked out of the fog.
Origin of hulk
- Middle English from Old English hulc from Medieval Latin hulcus probably from Greek holkas ship that is towed, merchant ship from holkos machine for hauling ships from helkein to pull
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The name of a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for the Marvel Comics Universe, it has since entered the everyday English lexicon. The name itself is most likely derived from the same word, hulk, which predates the existence of the character. See the Wikipedia link at the bottom.
- Compare Middle Low German holken to hollow out, and similar Swedish word.