Skull Definition

The entire bony or cartilaginous framework of the head of a vertebrate, enclosing and protecting the brain and sense organs, including the bones of the face and jaw.
Webster's New World
The human cranium regarded as the seat of thought or intelligence.
A thick skull, an empty skull.
Webster's New World
A death's-head.
American Heritage
1601, Philemon Holland (translat), Pliny the Elder (auth), The Historie of the World. Commonly called, The Natvrall Historie of C. Plinivs Secvndvs., book IX, chapter xv: “Of the names and natures of many fishes.".
These fishs, togither with the old Tunies and the young, called Pelamides, enter in great flotes and skulls, into the sea Pontus, for the sweet food that they there find: and every companie of them hath their fever all leaders and captaines; and before them all, the Maquerels lead the way; which, while they be in the water, have a colour of brimstone; but without, like they be to the rest.
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To hit on the head.
Webster's New World
To hit the top of (a golf ball) causing it to go too far.
Webster's New World
out of one's skull
  • insane; crazy
Webster's New World

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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Skull

  • out of one's skull

Origin of Skull

  • From Middle English scolle, probably from Old Norse skalli (“bald head, skull"), itself probably related to Old English scealu (“husk"). Cf. Swedish skulle, Norwegian skult.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sculle probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See school (“a multitude").

    From Wiktionary

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