- n. 废船；笨重的船；船体
- vi. 庞然大物般出现；赫然显现
- hulk (n.)
- Old English hulc "light, fast ship" (but in Middle English a heavy, unwieldy one), probably from Old Dutch hulke and Medieval Latin hulcus, perhaps ultimately from Greek holkas "merchant ship," literally "ship that is towed," from helkein "to pull" (from PIE root *selk- "to pull, draw"). Meaning "body of an old, worn-out ship" is first recorded 1670s. The Hulks ("Great Expectations") were old ships used as prisons. Sense of "big, clumsy person" is first recorded c. 1400 (early 14c. as a surname: Stephen le Hulke).
HULK. In the sixteenth century the large merchantman of the northern nations. As she grew obsolete, her name was applied in derision to all crank vessels, until it came to be degraded to its present use, i.e., any old vessel unfit for further employment. [Geoffrey Callender, "Sea Passages," 1943]
- hulk (v.)
- "to be clumsy, unwieldy, lazy," 1789, from hulk (n.). Related: Hulked; hulking.
- 1. I followed his big hulk into the house.
- 2. the hulk of a wrecked ship
- 3. At this rate, he would one day become an empty hulk.
- 假若这么活下去, 他会有一天成为一个干骨头架子,还是这么大,而膛儿里全是空的.
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- 4. I could make out the gutted hulk of the tanker.
- 5. Great waves formed and spread as the hulk rose to the surface.
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