Definition of 'skull'
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The skull was removed and the head filled with hot sand and then boiled. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was of a hanging skeleton with skulls littered below in white and red. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We saw a spatula used to remove the brains from skulls. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She underwent emergency surgery to remove part of her skull but slipped into a coma. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The steel set crushes a human skull. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They found he had suffered a fractured skull. The Sun (2014)This mimics the movement of the brain inside the skull and reduces the force of the impact. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He dug away at the object and found that it was the top part of a skull. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The centre piece is a box shelf filled with human skulls. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The front man has grabbed his first goal since returning from a fractured skull. The Sun (2009)The way their skulls and brains are joined means they share many senses and experiences. The Sun (2015)Sitting on a rocky ledge in the ancestral cave was a human skull. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her mother lost her left arm and suffered a fractured skull. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the liquid was part of a human skull. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He suffered a fractured skull and died in hospital. The Sun (2012)The force had made tiny veins between his skull and brain tear and bleed. The Sun (2008)The 25-year-old victim suffered a fractured skull and eye socket. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She suffered a fractured skull, hip and jaw and was in a coma for two weeks. The Sun (2013) Part of his skull was removed during a four-hour operation and he spent three weeks in a coma. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Doctors had to remove part of his skull, which could have been avoided had he worn a helmet. The Sun (2015)Passengers were queueing up to buy their tickets for the ship from the skeletal figure of Death, a skull for a head. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'skull'
British English: skull /skʌl/ NOUN
Your skull is the bony part of your head which holds your brain.
The headache started at the base of his skull.
- American English: skull
- Arabic: جُمْجُمَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: crânio
- Chinese: 头骨
- Croatian: lubanja
- Czech: lebka
- Danish: kranium
- Dutch: schedel
- European Spanish: cráneo
- Finnish: pääkallo
- French: crâne
- German: Schädel
- Greek: κρανίο
- Italian: teschio
- Japanese: 頭蓋骨
- Korean: 두개골
- Norwegian: hodeskalle
- Polish: czaszka
- European Portuguese: crânio
- Romanian: craniu
- Russian: череп
- Spanish: cráneo
- Swedish: skalle
- Thai: กระโหลกศรีษะ
- Turkish: kafatası
- Ukrainian: череп
- Vietnamese: sọ
Definition of skull from the Collins English Dictionary
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