Cordell hull

Hull

[huhl]
noun
1.
Cordell [kawr-del, kawr-del] , 1871–1955, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1933–44; Nobel peace Prize 1945.
2.
Robert Marvin ("Bobby") born 1939, Canadian ice-hockey player.
3.
William, 1753–1825, U.S. general.
4.
Official name Kingston-upon-Hull. a seaport in Humberside, in E England, on the Humber River.
5.
a city in SE Canada, on the Ottawa River opposite Ottawa.
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hull (hʌl)
 
n
1.  the main body of a vessel, tank, flying boat, etc
2.  the shell or pod of peas or beans; the outer covering of any fruit or seed; husk
3.  the persistent calyx at the base of a strawberry, raspberry, or similar fruit
4.  the outer casing of a missile, rocket, etc
 
vb
5.  to remove the hulls from (fruit or seeds)
6.  (tr) to pierce the hull of (a vessel, tank, etc)
 
[Old English hulu; related to Old High German helawa, Old English helan to hide]
 
'huller
 
n
 
'hull-less
 
adj

Hull1 (hʌl)
 
n
1.  a city and port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: fishing, food processing; two universities. Pop: 301 416 (2001). Official name: Kingston upon Hull
2.  a city in SE Canada, in SW Quebec on the River Ottawa: a centre of the timber trade and associated industries. Pop: 66 246 (2001)

Hull2 (hʌl)
 
n
Cordell. 1871--1955, US statesman; secretary of state (1933-- 44). He helped to found the U.N.: Nobel peace prize 1945

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hull
"seed covering," from O.E. hulu, from P.Gmc. *khulus "to cover" (cf. O.H.G. hulla, hulsa). The verb was in M.E.; hulled can mean both "having a particular kind of hull" and "stripped of the hull."

hull
"body of a ship," 1571, perhaps from hull (1) on fancied resemblance of ship keels to open peapods (cf. L. carina "keel of a ship," originally "shell of a nut;" Gk. phaselus "light passenger ship, yacht," lit. "bean pod;" Fr. coque "hull of a ship, shell of a walnut or egg"). Alternative etymology is
from M.E. hoole "ship's keel" (c.1440), from the same source as hold (n.).
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hull   (hŭl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.

  2. The enlarged calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.


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