(usu. passive) to rupture the hull of a spaceship
A small amount of Ensign Gates' placidity left his face. They were being severely knocked about by a vessel which had a longer range and a faster steering system, which was landing four hits to their two. ‘Hulled her!’ cried Ensign Wayton, an invisible source of death forward and above. Evidently something had happened to the Saturnian, for an instant later, in a steady stream, Wayton began to chant the Menace’s hits.
For she wasn’t hulled that he could see and her tubes at one end and her Texas at the other were untouched.
It looks as though the rock that hulled us did more than take out the tracker. I have no horizontal gyros, and damned little control in my left corrector banks.
There was a ship—oh, old, old, it was, Roan! Hulled in Deep Space by a rock half as big as a lifeboat, and drifting through space and centuries—until I found it. There was the body of a Man, frozen in an instant as the rock opened her decks to space.
Lots of ships get hulled in these skirmishes.
Then the ship was being hulled and all would die.
That patrol craft had almost hulled an assault carrier by itself.
Now, if we were hulled, if all the air leaked out, I’d at least be able to breathe for a few hours before I froze solid.
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