To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
Any of various cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (see the Wikipedia article).
- far enough away so that the hull is below the horizon and only the masts, stacks, etc. are visible
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Origin of Hull
Middle English hul (“seed covering”), from Old English hulu (“seed covering”), from Proto-Germanic *hulus (compare German Hülle, Hülse (“cover, veil”)), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kal- (“hard”) (compare Old Irish calad, calath (“hard”), Latin callus, callum (“rough skin”), Old Church Slavonic калити (kaliti, “to cool, harden”)). For the sense development, compare French coque (“nutshell; ship's hull”), Ancient Greek φάσηλος (phasēlos, “bean pod; yacht”).
Middle English hol husk from Old English hulu kel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.
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