An example of a skull is a popular Halloween decoration to scare people.
A thick skull, an empty skull.
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.
Use your skull and solve the problem.
- Insane; crazy.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of skull
- Middle English sculle probably of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.
- See school (“a multitude").