hulking

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hulking (not comparable)

  1. Large and bulky.
  2. Tall and heavily built.
  3. Unwieldy.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2001Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 212
    A hulking shape burst through the doorway and hurtled down the corridor, leaving a maelstrom of air currents in his wake.

Noun[edit]

hulking (plural hulkings)

  1. A kind of sloping embankment used as a coastal defence.
    • 1953, The Institution of Civil Engineers, Proceedings (volume 2, part 2, page 513)
      The sand-hills have permanently disappeared from many parts of the coast and have been replaced by clay embankments, timber hulkings, and, during the pre-war years, by mass-concrete stepwork.

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