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Definition of the noun skull

What does skull mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: skulls

  1. the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
    • examples: Closer examination revealed that the skull had been crushed by some heavy blow. | This skull and crossbones was named based on the world-famous Captain Kidd who was active in late 17th century Britain. | Instead, they detect sounds through their tongues and feel vibrations through sense organs in the skull. | The human skull consists of 23 bones. | The boy fell off the bicycle and fractured his skull. | Tom was bored out of his skull. | She keeps a human skull on her desk.
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic words: bone / os = rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    • part of: caput / head = the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; axial skeleton = the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
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Alternative definition of the noun skull


  1. [anatomy] The main bone of the head; the cranium.
  2. A symbol for death; death's-head

Definition of the verb skull

What does skull mean as a doing word?


  1. To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.

Specialised definition of the verb skull

Glossary of sports / golf

to hit the ball above its center, usually on a chip or pitch shot, causing it to travel too far


  1. Skull a.k.a. Playgroup is a British dance act. Basically the project of musician and designer Trevor Jackson, they were associated with the electroclash movement.
  2. Skull is a South Korean musical artist.
    • nationality: South Korea
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Stony Skunk
    • nomination: - nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Collaboration Performance - "Busan Vacance", with Haha

There are other people with in their name, like Dre Skull, Skull Cracker and Skull Duggery.

Phrases with Skull

Phrases starting with the word Skull:

  1. Skull-Fuck
  2. Skull-Fucked
  3. Skull Fucking
  4. skull session
  5. skull practice
  6. skull and crossbones
  7. Skull Valley Pocket Gopher

Phrases ending with the word Skull:

  1. Hot-Skull
  2. Cloverleaf Skull

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Skull

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Google previewBrain Imaging: Case Review Series

by Arora Ankur, Puri Sunil Kumar, Upreti Lalendra

Prominent convolution markings are seen throughout the skull vault giving a ' copper beaten appearance.' Discussion: Copper beaten skull refers to the prominent convolutional markings seen throughout the skull vault. Convolutional markings ...

Google previewMilady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding (2013)

by Diane Carol Bailey, Diane Da Costa

skull The skull is the skeleton of the head and is divided into two parts: Cranium —an oval, bony case that protects the brain. Facial skeleton—the framework of the face that is composed of 14 bones. cranium an oval, bony case that protects the ...

Google previewClinical Neurology, 4th Edition (2011)

by T.J. Fowler, John W. Scadding, Nick Losseff, J.W. Scadding

The skull is a fixed volume box (except in young children) so the intracranial volume is assumed to have a fixed overall value. Therefore, any change in volume of intracranial components (blood, brain parenchyma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)) or ...

Google previewGray's Clinical Neuroanatomy (2011)

by Elliott L. Mancall, David G. Brock

The skull is the bony skeleton of the head and is the most complex osseous structure in the body.

The skull is a prime site for fractures resulting from trauma , and these structures can be damaged as a result of head injury. Detailed clinical ...

Google previewA Manual of Mammalogy (2011)

with Keys to Families of the World, Third Edition by Robert E. Martin, Ronald H. Pine, Anthony F. DeBlase

CHAPTER The mammalian Skull is a complex Structure. It houses and protects the brain and the receptors for five major senses: smell, taste, vision, hearing, and equilibrium. The braincase has adapted to the changes in the size and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of High-tech Crime and Crime-fighting (2003)

by Michael Newton

The skull of an 1812 soldier is cleaned and ready for the anthropologist to make a facial approximation. The skull is covered in latex and gauze to make a mold. ( Kathleen O. Arries) ANTHROPOLOGY, Forensic Strips of clay are placed on the ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

A skull having a relatively long anteroposterior diameter; a skull-formation resulting from the too rapid ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines (2010)

by Mitchell Rolls, Murray Johnson

TALGAI SKULL. Unearthed on a grazing property in southeastern Queensland during 1886, the Talgai skull was the first physical evidence suggesting that the Aboriginal occupation of Australia occurred as early as the Pleistocene epoch.

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Quotes about Skull

First Clown: A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! a' poured a flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull, sir, was Yorick's skull, the king's jester. (William Shakespeare)
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Scrabble value of S1K5U1L1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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