Hull definitions

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The outer covering of a seed or fruit, as the husk of grain, pod of a pea, shell of a nut, etc.
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The calyx of some fruits, as the raspberry.
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Any outer covering.
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The frame or body of a ship, excluding the masts, rigging, superstructure, etc.
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1871-1955; U.S. statesman: secretary of state (1933-44)
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Seaport in NE England, on the Humber estuary.
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Former city in SW Quebec, Canada, now part of Gatineau.
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To take the hull or hulls off (a seed or fruit)
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To pierce the hull of (a ship) with a shell, torpedo, etc.
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A city 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.
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The outer casing of a rocket, guided missile, or spaceship.
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To remove the hulls of (fruit or seeds).
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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.

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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.

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The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
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The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.
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The outer covering of a fruit or seed.
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The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane.
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The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
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The persistent calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.
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The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of masts, engines, or superstructure.
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The main body of various other large vehicles, such as a tank, airship, or flying boat.
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The main body of an airship.
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The watertight frame or main body of a flying boat, amphibious plane or vehicle, hydrofoil, etc., on which it floats when in the water.
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To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.

She sat on the back porch hulling peanuts.

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To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.
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Any of various cities in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States (see the Wikipedia article).
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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”).