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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hull /ˈhʌl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hull n.
 1. The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
 2.  Naut. The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
    Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.   --Dryden.
 Hull down, said of a ship so distant that her hull is concealed by the convexity of the sea.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hulled p. pr. & vb. n. Hulling.]
 1. To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.
 2. To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hull, v. i. To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
      2: persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or
      3: United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution'
         during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant
         victories against the British (1773-1843) [syn: Isaac
      4: United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating
         the United Nations (1871-1955) [syn: Cordell Hull]
      5: a large fishing port in northeastern England [syn: Kingston-upon
      6: the frame or body of ship
      v : remove the hulls from; "hull the berries"