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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hulk  \Hulk\,  n.  [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  ?,  prop.,  a  ship  which  is  towed, 
  fr  ?  to  draw,  drag,  tow.  Cf  {Wolf},  {Holcad}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hulk  \Hulk\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  MLG.  holken  to  hollow  out  Sw 
  h[*a]lka.] 
  To  take  out  the  entrails  of  to  disembowel;  as  to  hulk  a 
  hare.  [R.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hulk 
  n  1:  a  very  large  person;  impressive  in  size  or  qualities  [syn:  {giant}, 
  {heavyweight},  {whale}] 
  2:  a  ship  that  has  been  wrecked  and  abandoned 
  v  :  appear  very  large  [syn:  {loom},  {tower}] 




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