Crust vs Hull - What's the difference?

crust | hull |

As verbs the difference between crust and hull

is that crust is to cover with a crust while hull is .

As a noun crust

is a more solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary.



(wikipedia crust)


  • A more solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary.
  • The external layer of most types of bread.
  • An outer layer composed of pastry
  • * Dryden
  • Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.
  • * Macaulay
  • They made the crust for the venison pasty.
  • The bread-like base of a pizza.
  • (geology) The outermost layer of the lithosphere of the Earth.
  • The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
  • (uncountable) Nerve, gall.
  • You've got a lot of crust standing there saying that.
  • *
  • crust punk (a subgenre of punk music)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with a crust.
  • * Boyle
  • The whole body is crusted over with ice.
  • * Felton
  • Their minds are crusted over, like diamonds in the rock.
  • To form a crust.
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1

    (etyl) .


    (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


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

    Etymology 2

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


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


    (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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