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hulk / həlk/ • n. 1. an old ship stripped of fittings and permanently moored, esp. for use as storage or (formerly) as a prison. ∎  any large disused structure: hulks of abandoned machinery. 2. a large or unwieldy boat or other object. ∎  a large, clumsy-looking person: a six-foot hulk of a man. • v. [intr.] appear large or threatening: mile-high cliffs, hulking above wild-rushing glacial streams. ∎  move heavily or clumsily: a single figure hulking across the screen, stopping to kick or stab.

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hulk
A. ship, esp. large ship of burden OE.; body of a dismantled ship XVII;

B. big unwieldy person XVI. Late OE. hulc, prob. reinforced in ME. from MLG. hulk, holk(e), MDu. hulc, -ke (Du. hulk).

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hulk

hulkcalque, talc •catafalque •elk, whelk •bilk, ilk, milk, silk •Liebfraumilch • buttermilk • volk •bulk, hulk, skulk, sulk

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