Definition of hulk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hulk

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    noun
    BrE BrE//hʌlk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//hʌlk//
     
    Types of boats and ships
     
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  1. 1the main part of an old vehicle, especially a ship, that is no longer used the hulk of a wrecked ship See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  2. 2a very large person, especially one who moves in an awkward way a great hulk of a man
  3. 3a very large object, especially one that causes you to feel nervous or afraid
  4. Word Origin Old English hulc ‘fast ship’, probably reinforced in Middle English by Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hulk; probably of Mediterranean origin and related to Greek holkas ‘cargo ship’.
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