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.
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)
1 a port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: the largest fishing port in Britain; university (1929). Pop.: 310636 (1991). 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.: 60707 (1991)
n Cordell. 1871--1955, U.S. statesman; secretary of state (1933--44). He helped to found the U.N.: Nobel peace prize 1945
1 (of a ship) having its hull concealed by the horizon
2 (of a tank) having only its turret visible
Kingston upon Hull
1 the official name of →
2 a unitary authority in NE England, in the East Riding of Yorkshire: formerly (1974--96) part of the county of Humberside. Pop.: 265000 (1994 est.). Area: 71 sq. km (27 sq. miles)