hulking hulking  /ˈhəl kɪŋ/


  • (adj) of great size and bulk


  1. For centuries, the city's hulking official buildings served as reminders of the awesome power of the imperial state.
  2. But his hulking physique didn't fit such a low- profile diplomatic post.
  3. A long wall of bending steel, it's like one of Richard Serra's hulking stretches.


  1. Made Here: Brooklyn's Navy Yard is Home to a Manufacturing Revival

    The Brooklyn Navy Yard, once a hulking emblem of American industrial might, is showing the way to a revival of urban manufacturing.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Architectural Record

  2. Goodwill no longer accepting older model TVs

    Starting in August, Goodwill stores in Connecticut will longer accept your old hulking television sets.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News 3 Hartford

  3. Rugby-Lions winger North cleared for first test

    June 19 (Reuters) - Hulking Welsh winger George North has been declared fit for the British and Irish Lions' first test against Australia, providing a welcome boost for the tourists after Tuesday's shock loss to the ACT Brumbies. North, who was nursing a hamstring strain, passed a fitness test on Wednesday to make himself available for the first test at the Suncorp Stadium. "I've never seen him ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "He was one scary, intimidating, big hulking guy with a huge heart," said Ron Underwood, who directed Palance in "City Slickers" and in the actor's last role, as a man celebrating his 100th birthday in the 2004 TV movie "Back When We Were Grownups."
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Ron Underwood Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Elderly ladies bashed me across the head with their handbags, or some hulking great man would come up to me in a bar and say: 'Don't you understand? The guy's innocent!' It was an enormous compliment - and quite dangerous," Morse told the...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Barry Morse Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Later, Jorge Cauz, Britannica's president, told me in an e-mail that if Wikipedia continued without some kind of editorial oversight it would "decline into a hulking mediocre mass of uneven, unreliable, and, many times, unreadable articles."
    on Jul 23, 2006 By: Jorge Cauz Source: New Yorker

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