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 for Hulk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hulk \Hulk\, n. [OE. hulke a heavy ship, AS. hulc a light, swift
     ship; akin to D. hulk a ship of burden, G. holk, OHG. holcho;
     perh. fr. LL. holcas, Gr. ?, prop., a ship which is towed,
     fr. ? to draw, drag, tow. Cf. Wolf, Holcad.]
     1. The body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; esp., the
        body of an old vessel laid by as unfit for service. "Some
        well-timbered hulk." --Spenser.
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     2. A heavy ship of clumsy build. --Skeat.
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     3. Anything bulky or unwieldly. --Shak.
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     Shear hulk, an old ship fitted with an apparatus to fix or
        take out the masts of a ship.
  
     The hulks, old or dismasted ships, formerly used as
        prisons. [Eng.] --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hulk \Hulk\, v. t. [Cf. MLG. holken to hollow out, Sw.
     h[*a]lka.]
     To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a
     hare. [R.] --Beau. & Fl. Hulking

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hulk
      n 1: a very large person; impressive in size or qualities [syn:
           giant, hulk, heavyweight, whale]
      2: a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
      v 1: appear very large or occupy a commanding position; "The
           huge sculpture predominates over the fountain"; "Large
           shadows loomed on the canyon wall" [syn: loom, tower,
           predominate, hulk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "hulk":
     anatomy, argosy, bark, boat, body, bones, bottom, bucket, carcass,
     clay, clod, corpus, craft, derelict, figure, flesh, form, frame,
     galoot, hooker, hull, jumbo, keel, klutz, leviathan, lout,
     material body, mere wreck, nervous wreck, oaf, ox, packet, person,
     physical body, physique, rattletrap, ruin, ruins, shell, ship,
     shipwreck, skeleton, soma, thumper, torso, trunk, tub, vessel,
     watercraft, whale, whopper, wreck
  
  

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