- n. 船体；（果实的）外壳
- vt. [粮食] 去壳
- n. (Hull)人名；(英)赫尔；(法)于尔
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2. cell => conceal <===> hall, hell, hull.
3. hall => hell, hull.
4. hollow <===> hull.
- hull: [OE] The notion underlying the word hull is of ‘covering’ or ‘concealing’. It originally meant ‘peapod’ – etymologically, the ‘covering’ of peas – and comes ultimately from the same Indo- European source as produced English cell, clandestine, conceal, hall, hell, and possibly colour and holster. It is generally assumed that hull ‘main body of a ship’, which first appeared in the 15th century, is the same word (a ship’s hull resembling an open peapod), although some etymologists have suggested that it may be connected with hollow.
=> cell, clandestine, conceal, hall, hell, occult
- hull (n.1)
- "seed covering," from Old English hulu "husk, pod," from Proto-Germanic *hulus "to cover" (cognates: Old High German hulla, hulsa; German Hülle, Hülse, Dutch huls). Figurative use by 1831.
- hull (n.2)
- "body of a ship," 1550s, perhaps from hull (n.1) on fancied resemblance of ship keels to open peapods (compare Latin carina "keel of a ship," originally "shell of a nut;" Greek phaselus "light passenger ship, yacht," literally "bean pod;" French coque "hull of a ship; shell of a walnut or egg"). Alternative etymology is from Middle English hoole "ship's keel" (mid-15c.), from the same source as hold (n.).
- hull (v.)
- "to remove the husk of," early 15c., from hull (n.1). Related: Hulled, which can mean both "having a particular kind of hull" and "stripped of the hull."
- 1. We could hear the swish and gurgle of water against the hull.
- 2. The yacht has sprung a leak in the hull.
- 3. He went to Hull University, where he studied History and Economics.
- 4. He fixed the towing cradle round the hull.
- 5. Wash and hull the strawberries.
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