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scull

EnglishEdit

Quad scull Germany 1982

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sculle (a type of oar), Unknown

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NounEdit

scull (plural sculls)

  1. A single oar mounted at the stern of a boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
  2. One of a pair of oars handled by a single rower.
  3. A small rowing boat, for one person.
  4. A light rowing boat used for racing by one, two, or four rowers, each operating two oars (sculls), one in each hand.
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VerbEdit

scull (third-person singular simple present sculls, present participle sculling, simple past and past participle sculled)

  1. To row a boat using a scull or sculls.
  2. To skate while keeping both feet in contact with the ground or ice.
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Etymology 2Edit

See skull.

The verb sense may derive from Scandinavian skål.

NounEdit

scull (plural sculls)

  1. Obsolete form of skull.
  2. A skull cap. A small bowl-shaped helmet, without visor or bever.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 11.
      The scull is a head piece, without visor or bever, resembling a bowl or bason, such as was worn by our cavalry, within twenty or thirty years.

VerbEdit

scull (third-person singular simple present sculls, present participle sculling, simple past and past participle sculled)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang) To drink the entire contents of (a drinking vessel) without pausing.
    • 2005, Jane Egginton, Working and Living Australia, The Sunday Times, Cadogan Guides, UK, page 59,
      In 1954, Bob Hawke made the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.
    • 2005, Stefan Laszczuk, The Goddamn Bus of Happiness, page 75,
      That way you get your opponent so gassed up from sculling beer that all he can think about is trying to burp without spewing.
    • 2006, Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne, Frommer′s Australia from $60 a Day, 14th Edition, page 133,
      For a livelier scene, head here on Friday or Saturday night, when mass beer-sculling (chugging) and yodeling are accompanied by a brass band and costumed waitresses ferrying foaming beer steins about the atmospheric, cellarlike space.
    • 2010, Matt Warshaw, The History of Surfing, page 136,
      After a three-day Torquay-to-Sydney road trip with his hosts, Noll rejoined his American temmates, unshaven and stinking of alcohol, the Team USA badge ripped from his warm-up jacket and replaced by an Aussie-made patch of Disney character Gladstone Gander sculling a frothy mug of beer.
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Etymology 3Edit

See school.

NounEdit

scull (plural sculls)

  1. (obsolete) A shoal of fish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

scull (plural sculls)

  1. The skua gull.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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