hulk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hulk" in British English

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hulknoun [C]

uk   us   /hʌlk/

hulk noun [C] (SHIP)

the ​body of an ​oldship, ​car, or very ​largepiece of ​equipment that is ​broken and no ​longer used: Here and there the ​rusted hulk of an ​abandonedcardots the ​landscape.

hulk noun [C] (AWKWARD)

a ​large, ​heavy, ​awkwardperson 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 ​tallmonster.
(Definition of hulk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hulk" in American English

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hulknoun [C]

 us   /hʌlk/

hulk noun [C] (BROKEN THING)

the ​body of an ​oldship, ​car, or ​largepiece of ​equipment, which is ​broken and no ​longer used: The rusted hulk of an ​abandonedcarsat at the ​side of the ​road.

hulk noun [C] (LARGE PERSON)

a ​large, ​heavyperson or thing: He was a ​huge hulk of a man, about six and a ​halffeettall.
(Definition of hulk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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