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Pronunciation : Hulk
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. hulke a heavy ship, AS. hulc a light, swift ship; akin to D. hulk a ship of burden, G. holk, OHG. holcho; perh. fr. LL. holcas, Gr. Wolf, Holcad.]
Definition : 1. The body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; esp., the body of an old vessel laid by as unfit for service. "Some well-timbered hulk." Spenser.

2. A heavy ship of clumsy build. Skeat.

3. Anything bulky or unwieldly. Shak. Shear hulk, an old ship fitted with an apparatus to fix or take out the masts of a ship. -- The hulks, old or dismasted ships, formerly used as prisons. [Eng.] Dickens.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Hulk
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. MLG. holken to hollow out, Sw. hÄlka.]
Definition : Defn: To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a hare. [R.] Beau. & Fl.

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Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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