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hulk

[ huhlk ]SEE DEFINITION OF hulk

Synonyms for hulk

  • blob
  • hull
  • hunk
  • skeleton
  • wreck
  • body
  • bulk
  • chunk
  • clod
  • clump
  • frame
  • mass
  • ruins
  • shambles
  • shell
  • shipwreck
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Antonyms for hulk

  • bit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HULK

He seemed huger than ever with his hulk sinking into the gray darkness behind him.

“Now the next thing is to get aboard the hulk,” was Dick's thought.

Bought her for eight dollars of the feller that owned her, and she was a hulk for sartin then.

He's been aboard this hulk afore, and we made him swim for it that time.

Near at hand was the hulk of the second ship, now a blazing furnace.

We white men have ways of our own and I am chief of this hulk.

Every Wajo fugitive who manned the hulk felt the approach of a decisive moment.

“That was the first time I really went over the hulk,” he ran on.

The only question was, how fast was the hulk of the Shane moving?

So the French bought her for a hulk and left her where she was.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hulc "light, fast ship" (but in Middle English a heavy, unwieldy one), probably from Old Dutch hulke and Medieval Latin hulcus, perhaps ultimately from Greek holkas "merchant ship," literally "ship that is towed," from helkein "to pull" (from PIE root *selk- "to pull, draw"). Meaning "body of an old, worn-out ship" is first recorded 1670s. The Hulks ("Great Expectations") were old ships used as prisons. Sense of "big, clumsy person" is first recorded c.1400 (early 14c. as a surname: Stephen le Hulke).

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