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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.
(Definition of hulk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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