hull

hull1
huller, n.
/hul/, n.
1. the husk, shell, or outer covering of a seed or fruit.
2. the calyx of certain fruits, as the strawberry.
3. any covering or envelope.
v.t.
4. to remove the hull of.
5. Midland U.S. to shell (peas or beans).
[bef. 1000; ME; OE hulu husk, pod; akin to OE helan to cover, hide, L celare to hide, CONCEAL, Gk kalýptein to cover up (see APOCALYPSE). See HALL, HELL, HOLE]
Syn. 1. skin, pod, peel, rind, shuck.
hull2
hull-less, adj.
/hul/, n.
1. the hollow, lowermost portion of a ship, floating partially submerged and supporting the remainder of the ship.
2. Aeron.
a. the boatlike fuselage of a flying boat on which the plane lands or takes off.
b. the cigar-shaped arrangement of girders enclosing the gasbag of a rigid dirigible.
3. hull down, (of a ship) sufficiently far away, or below the horizon, that the hull is invisible.
4. hull up, (of a ship) sufficiently near, or above the horizon, that the hull is visible.
v.t.
5. to pierce (the hull of a ship), esp. below the water line.
v.i.
6. to drift without power or sails.
[1350-1400; ME; special use of HULL1]

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(as used in expressions)
Hull Bobby
Robert Martin Hull
Hull Clark Leonard
Hull Cordell
Hull Isaac
Hull William
Jacobs Helen Hull

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      former city, Outaouais region, southwestern Quebec province, Canada. It lies on the north bank of the Ottawa River, opposite Ottawa, Ont. Originating in the early 19th century as a lumbering settlement named for Hull, Yorkshire, Eng., the city grew to become the chief business and administrative centre for southwestern Quebec and the industrial centre for metropolitan Ottawa. In 2002 Hull was merged into the adjacent city of Gatineau, becoming, along with three other nearby former cities, a section of the larger entity.

      Abundant timber resources and hydroelectric power from Chaudière Falls support large pulp, paper, and match factories. Other industries include printing, meat-packing, and the manufacture of cement, textiles, steel, clothing, and furniture. The seat of a Roman Catholic diocese is located there.

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