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



    BrE BrE//skʌl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//skʌl//
    Skeleton and muscles
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  1. 1the bone structure that forms the head and surrounds and protects the brain synonym cranium a fractured skull See related entries: Skeleton and muscles
  2. 2(informal) the head or the brain Her skull was crammed with too many thoughts. (informal) When will he get it into his thick skull that I never want to see him again!
  3. Word OriginMiddle English scolle; of unknown origin; compare with Old Norse skoltr.Extra examples The ship was flying a pirate flag with the skull and crossbones on it. The soldiers’ hair was cropped close to the skull. the angel of death with his grinning skull
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