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“Scull” or “Skull”


scull / skull are similar-sounding terms with different meanings (referred to as homophones). To better understand the differences, see below for definitions, pronunciation guides, and example sentences using each term. 👇


scull: (noun) a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward. (noun) each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman. (noun) a racing shell that is propelled by sculls. (verb) propel with sculls.

skull: (noun) the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates.


scull: s·k·AH·l

skull: s·k·AH·l


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Examples in Context

Examples of “scull”

  • also supported Quaker printer David Scull when he was subjected to
  • Rowing Championships – men's quad scull coach – ninth
  • Rowing Championships – men's double scull coach – bronze
  • Rowing Championships – men's quad scull coach - twelfth
  • championships, beating the Olympic single scull champion Yuriy Tyukalov in the
  • Thomson Committee had obtained in Scull v. Virginia ex rel.
  • Rowing Championships – men's dingle scull coach – fourth
  • Rowing Championships – men's double scull coach - fourth
  • William Scull, secretary.
  • gold medals in the single scull is Finland's Pertti Karppinen.

Examples of “skull”

  • the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Indiana Jones identifies koihoma
  • dental records that a human skull found in a soybean field
  • best preserved parts of the skull.
  • In November 1993, a human skull discovered in a soybean field
  • the frontoparietal suture crossed the skull just behind the postorbital process
  • Skull
  • curves back and crosses the skull roof much farther behind in
  • was subsequently determined that the skull belonged to 27-year-old Pollyanna Sue
  • further forensic testing on the skull, which had been uncovered by
  • A workman noticed a skull which led to the discovery

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