Meaning of hulk

hulk

Pronunciation: (hulk), [key]
— n.
  1. the body of an old or dismantled ship.
  2. a ship specially built to serve as a storehouse, prison, etc., and not for sea service.
  3. a clumsy-looking or unwieldy ship or boat.
  4. a bulky or unwieldy person, object, or mass.
  5. the shell of a wrecked, burned-out, or abandoned vehicle, building, or the like.
—v.i.
  1. to loom in bulky form; appear as a large, massive bulk (often fol. by up): The bus hulked up suddenly over the crest of the hill.
  2. to lounge, slouch, or move in a heavy, loutish manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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