Skeleton vs Hull - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between skeleton and hull
is that skeleton
is (archaic) to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize while hull
As a noun skeleton
is (anatomy) the system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
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(anatomy) The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.
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A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.
(figuratively) A very thin person.
- At the foot of a pretty big pine, and involved in a green creeper, which had even partly lifted some of the smaller bones, a human skeleton lay, with a few shreds of clothing, on the ground.
(From the sled used, which originally was a bare frame, like a skeleton.) A type of tobogganing in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first (compare luge). See
(computing) A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.
- She lost so much weight while she was ill that she became a skeleton.
(geometry) The vertices and edges of a polyhedron, taken collectively.
An anthropomorphic representation of a skeleton. See
- RMI Nomenclature: in RMI, the client helper is a 'stub' and the service helper is a 'skeleton'.
(figuratively) The central core of something that gives shape to the entire structure.
- She dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween.
- The skeleton of the organisation is essentially the same as it was ten years ago, but many new faces have come and gone.
* (anatomy) ottomy (obsolete)
* (type of tobogganing) skeleton tobogganing
* (central core giving shape to something) backbone
* (very thin person) See also
* (computing) stub
(archaic) to reduce to a skeleton; to skin; to skeletonize
(archaic) to minimize
The outer covering of a fruit or seed
* (outer covering of fruit or seed ): husk, shell
* tank hull
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
Origin uncertain; perhaps the same word as Etymology 1, above.
The body or frame of a vessel such as a ship or plane
- Deep in their hulls our deadly bullets light.
(obsolete, intransitive, nautical) To drift; to be carried by the impetus of wind or water on the ship's hull alone, with sails furled
*: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.