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hulk

noun [C] uk   /hʌlk/ us  

hulk noun [C] (SHIP)

the body of an old ship, car, or very large piece of equipment that is broken and no longer used: Here and there the rusted hulk of an abandoned car dots the landscape.

hulk noun [C] (AWKWARD)

a large, heavy, awkward person or thing: Henry's a real hulk of a man. The Incredible Hulk is a character in a comic who turns from a scientist into a two-metre tall monster.
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