Hull vs Sail - What's the difference?
As a verb hull
As a noun sail is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
From (etyl) 'to cut'. More at saw.
(nautical) A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes.
* : Scene 1: 496-497
(uncountable) The power harnessed by a sail or sails, or the use this power for travel or transport.
A trip in a boat, especially a sailboat.
- When we have laugh'd to see the sails conceive / And grow big-bellied with the wanton wind;
(dated) A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft. Plural sail .
- Let's go for a sail .
The blade of a windmill.
A tower-like structure found on the dorsal (topside) surface of submarines.
The floating organ of siphonophores, such as the Portuguese man-of-war.
(fishing) A sailfish.
- Twenty sail were in sight.
(paleontology) an outward projection of the
Anything resembling a sail, such as a wing.
- We caught three sails today.
- Like an eagle soaring / To weather his broad sails .
* See also
* balloon sail
* by sail
* drag sail
* dragon sail
* point of sail
* studding sail
* set sail
* take the wind out of someone's sails
* working sail
(etyl) , cognate to earlier Middle Low German segelen and its descendant Low German sailen.
To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by steam or other power.
To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a waterfowl.
To ride in a boat, especially a sailboat.
To set sail; to begin a voyage.
To move briskly and gracefully through the air.
- We sail for Australia tomorrow.
- As is a winged messenger of heaven, / When he bestrides the lazy pacing clouds, / And sails upon the bosom of the air.
, date=April 15
, author=Saj Chowdhury
, title=Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=A hopeful ball from Forest right-back Brendan Moloney to the left edge of the area was met first by Ruddy but his attempted clearance rebounded off Tyson's leg and sailed
To move briskly.
* sail close to the wind