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Meaning of SCULL

Pronunciation:  skul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a racing shell propelled by one or two oarsmen pulling two oars
  2. [n]  one of a pair of short-handled oars
  3. [n]  a long-handled oar mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward
  4. [v]  propel (a boat) with sculls

SCULL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: oar, racing shell, row, shell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scull\, n. (Anat.)
    The skull. [Obs.]
  2. \Scull\, n. [See 1st {School}.]
    A shoal of fish. --Milton.
  3. \Scull\, n. [Of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. skola to
    1. (Naut.)
       (a) A boat; a cockboat. See {Sculler}.
       (b) One of a pair of short oars worked by one person.
       (c) A single oar used at the stern in propelling a boat.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The common skua gull. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \Scull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sculled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Sculling}.] (Naut.)
    To impel (a boat) with a pair of sculls, or with a single
    scull or oar worked over the stern obliquely from side to
  5. \Scull\, v. i.
    To impel a boat with a scull or sculls.