Full record for hulled adj.

Definition used of a spaceship whose hull has been penetrated
OED requirements antedating 1941
Earliest cite Leigh Brackett, 'Retreat to the Stars'
Comment Douglas Winston submitted a 1990 cite from Allan Cole and Chris Bunch's "The Return of the Emperor". Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1951 reprint of Leigh Brackett's "Retreat to the Stars"; Alistair Durie confirmed this in its 1941 first publication. Irene Grumman submitted a 1977 cite from Bud Sparhawk's "Alba Krystal" Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from Keith Laumer's "Retief's War", which MIke Christie verified in the 1965 magazine publication. Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Frank M. Robinson's "Cosmic Saboteur"

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Citations for hulled adj.

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1941 L. Brackett Retreat to the Stars in Astonishing Stories Nov. 45/1 The Sparling bucked dangerously under his hands. He cursed it, whirled it toward another fighter. The third was maneuvering for a tube shot. Ralph's heat-ray raked out. The fighter, hulled, reeled away as her men died in the vacuum.
1955 F.M. Robinson Cosmic Saboteur in Imagination Feb. 63/2 Far out in space, the void was filled with hulled ships and flaring rockets that suddenly mushroomed into gigantic explosions.
1977 B. Sparhawk Alba Krystal in Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Jan. 88/2 Lots of ships get hulled in these skirmishes.
1990 A. Cole & C. Bunch Return of Emperor 355 All four beings leaped on Poyndex as if he were the last lifeboat leaving a hulled ship. He could barely make out the questions in the frightened confusion.