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Definition of skull. Meaning of skull. Synonyms of skull

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Definition of skull

Skull Skull, n. [See School a multitude.] A school, company, or shoal. [Obs.] A knavish skull of boys and girls did pelt at him. --Warner. These fishes enter in great flotes and skulls. --Holland.
Skull Skull, n. [OE. skulle, sculle, scolle; akin to Scot. skull, skoll, a bowl, Sw. skalle skull, skal a shell, and E. scale; cf. G. hirnschale, Dan. hierneskal. Cf. Scale of a balance.] 1. (Anat.) The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of Carnivora, of Facial angles under Facial, and of Skeleton, in Appendix. Note: In many fishes the skull is almost wholly cartilaginous but in the higher vertebrates it is more or less completely ossified, several bones are developed in the face, and the cranium is made up, wholly or partially, of bony plates arranged in three segments, the frontal, parietal, and occipital, and usually closely united in the adult. 2. The head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind. Skulls that can not teach, and will not learn. --Cowper. 3. A covering for the head; a skullcap. [Obs. & R.] Let me put on my skull first. --Beau. & Fl. 4. A sort of oar. See Scull. Skull and crossbones, a symbol of death. See Crossbones.

Meaning of skull from wikipedia

- this article is about the skulls of all animals including humans. for other uses, see skull (disambiguation). 'cranium' redirects here. for other uses
- the base of skull is the most inferior area of the skull, composed of the endocranium and lower parts of the skull roof. structures found at the
- skull and crossbones is a symbol of a human skull with two long bones crossed below it. it is used in several contexts: skull and crossbones (symbol)
- portions of the frontal bone, occipital bone, and parietal bones. in the human skull, the sutures between the bones normally remain flexible during the first
- the eggs**** skull rule (or thin skull rule or you take your victim as you find him rule of the common law) is a well-established legal doctrine used
- a skull fracture is a break in one or more of the eight bones that form the cranial portion of the skull, usually occurring as a result of blunt force
- the starchild skull is a malformed partial human skull, likely to have been that of a child who died as a result of congenital hydrocephalus, which paranormalist
- the skull roof, or the roofing bones of the skull, are a set of bones covering the brain, eyes and nostrils in bony fishes and all land-living vertebrates