- n a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
- n a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
- v appear very large or occupy a commanding position
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- Weighing in at a chunky 30 pounds, JVC's hulk of a videocassette recorder was one of the first to work with VHS tapes, and helped sink the rival Betamax format.
- Situated more than 800 miles from the sea and more than 900 miles from the power center of Peking, Chongqing could easily have come to resemble a rusted hulk aground in an urban .