Definition for SKULL

SKULL, n. [Sw. skalle, skull; skal, a shell; Dan. skal, a shell, the skull, and skoll, the skull; D. scheel; G. hirnschale, brain shell; Sp. cholla. See Shell.]

  1. The bone that forms the exterior of the head, and incloses the brain. It is composed of several parts united at the sutures.
  2. A person. Skulls that can not teach and will not learn. Cowper.
  3. Skull, for shoal or school, of fish. [Not used.]

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