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



BrE BrE//hʌl//
; NAmE NAmE//hʌl//
Parts of boats and ships
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the main, bottom part of a ship, that goes in the water a wooden/steel hull They climbed onto the upturned hull and waited to be rescued. See related entries: Parts of boats and ships Word Originnoun Middle English: perhaps the same word as hull(verb), or related to hold ‘compartment of a ship or aircraft used to store cargo’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hull

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