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Source: gcide
Hull Hull, n. [OE. hul, hol, shell, husk, AS. hulu; akin to G.
   h["u]lle covering, husk, case, h["u]llen to cover, Goth.
   huljan to cover, AS. helan to hele, conceal. [root]17. See
   {Hele}, v. t., {Hell}.]
   1. The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or
      of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
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   2. [In this sense perh. influenced by D. hol hold of a ship,
      E. hold.] (Naut.) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive
      of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
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            Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.
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   {Hull down}, said of a ship so distant that her hull is
      concealed by the convexity of the sea.
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Source: gcide
Hull Hull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hulled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
   1. To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free
      from integument; as, to hull corn.
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   2. To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
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Source: gcide
Hull Hull, v. i.
   To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship
   without sails. [Obs.] --Shak. Milton.
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