Middle English Dictionary Entry

hol(e n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) A husk or shell; the seedpod of a leguminous plant [see also pese ~], the hull of grain, the skin of a grape, the cupule of an acorn, etc.; (b) the shell of a whelk;(c) ?the skin of a person; ~ bi ~, skin by skin, side by side; (d) a small measure of weight.
2.
(a) A hut; a shelter; (b) in surnames and place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.268].
3.
The hull of a ship, the hold; also, a ship.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. hull.