hulking vs hulky what difference

what is difference between hulking and hulky

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌlkɪŋ/

Adjective

hulking (not comparable)

  1. Large and bulky, heavily built; massive.
    • 2001, Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, page 212:
      A hulking shape burst through the doorway and hurtled down the corridor, leaving a maelstrom of air currents in his wake.
  2. Unwieldy.

Translations

Noun

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      The sand-hills have permanently disappeared from many parts of the coast and have been replaced by clay embankments, timber hulkings, and, during the pre-war years, by mass-concrete stepwork.

Related terms

  • hulk

Verb

hulking

  1. present participle of hulk


English

Etymology

hulk +‎ -y

Adjective

hulky (comparative hulkier, superlative hulkiest)

  1. Large; hulking.

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