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Hull (hŭl) also King·ston-up·on-Hull (kĭngstən-ə-pŏn-hŭl, -pôn-)
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A city of northeast-central England on the northern shore of the Humber estuary at the influx of the Hull River. Chartered in 1299, the city has been a major seaport since the late 1700s.

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hull (hŭl)
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n.
1.
a. The dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, or nut; a husk.
b. The persistent calyx of a fruit, such as a strawberry, that is usually green and easily detached.
2.
a. Nautical The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of masts, engines, or superstructure.
b. The main body of various other large vehicles, such as a tank, airship, or flying boat.
3. The outer casing of a rocket, guided missile, or spaceship.
tr.v. hulled, hull·ing, hulls
To remove the hulls of (fruit or seeds).

[Middle English hol, husk, from Old English hulu; see kel-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

huller n.

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Hull, Cordell 1871-1955.
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American secretary of state (1933-1944) who laid the groundwork for the founding of the United Nations and was awarded the 1945 Nobel Peace Prize.

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