Hull vs Flay - What's the difference?

hull | flay |


As verbs the difference between hull and flay

is that hull is while flay is to cause to fly; put to flight; drive off (by frightening) or flay can be to strip skin off.

As a noun flay is

a fright; a scare.

hull

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • The outer covering of a fruit or seed
  • Synonyms
    * (outer covering of fruit or seed ): husk, shell
    Derived terms
    * ahull * monohull * multihull * twinhull * tank hull * hull-down

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To remove the outer covering of a fruit or seed.
  • She sat on the back porch hulling peanuts.
    Synonyms
    * (to remove hull of a fruit or seed ): peel, husk, shell, shuck

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
  • * Dryden
  • Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, intransitive, nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
  • *, II.1:
  • *:We goe not, but we are carried: as things that flote, now gliding gently, now hulling violently, according as the water is, either stormy or calme.
  • To hit (a ship) in the hull with cannon fire etc.
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    flay

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) flayen, flaien, fleien, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (Yorkshire) * (l), (l), (l), (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause to fly; put to flight; drive off (by frightening).
  • To frighten; scare; terrify.
  • To be fear-stricken.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fright; a scare.
  • Fear; a source of fear; a formidable matter; a fearsome or repellent-looking individual.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) flean from (etyl) .

    Verb

  • to strip skin off
  • to lash
  • Synonyms
    * (remove the skin of) fleece, flense, skin

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