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"skull" in British English

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skullnoun [C]

uk   us   /skʌl/
C2 the ​bones of the ​head that ​surround the ​brain and give the ​headitsshape: The ​soldiersdiscovered a ​pile of ​human skulls and ​bones.

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

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skullnoun [C]

 us   /skʌl/
the ​bones of the ​head that ​surround the ​brain, or infml someone’s ​mind or ​head: He ​fractured his skull in an ​automobileaccident. infml Cartoons will ​fillyour skull ​full of ​mush.
(Definition of skull from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skull”
in Korean 두개골, 해골…
in Arabic جُمْجُمة…
in Malaysian tengkorak…
in French crâne…
in Russian череп…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頭(蓋)骨,顱骨…
in Italian cranio, teschio…
in Turkish kafatası…
in Polish czaszka…
in Spanish calavera…
in Vietnamese sọ, đầu lâu…
in Portuguese crânio, caveira…
in Thai กะโหลกศีรษะ…
in German der Schädel…
in Catalan crani…
in Japanese 頭蓋骨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 头(盖)骨,颅骨…
in Indonesian tengkorak…
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