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cowl

[koul] /kaʊl/
noun
1.
a hooded garment worn by monks.
2.
the hood of this garment.
3.
part of a garment that is draped to resemble a cowl or hood.
4.
the forward part of the body of a motor vehicle supporting the rear of the hood and the windshield and housing the pedals and instrument panel.
5.
a cowling.
6.
a hoodlike covering for increasing the draft of a chimney or ventilator.
7.
a wire netting fastened to the top of the smokestack of a locomotive to prevent large sparks from being discharged; a spark arrester.
verb (used with object)
8.
to cover with or as if with a cowl.
9.
to put a monk's cowl on.
10.
to make a monk of.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English cou(e)le, Old English cugele, cūle < Late Latin cuculla monk's hood, variant of Latin cucullus hood

Cowl

[koul] /kaʊl/
noun
1.
Jane, 1884–1950, U.S. actress and playwright.
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British Dictionary definitions for cowl

cowl

/kaʊl/
noun
1.
a hood, esp a loose one
2.
the hooded habit of a monk
3.
a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
4.
the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
5.
(aeronautics) another word for cowling
verb (transitive)
6.
to cover or provide with a cowl
7.
to make a monk of
Word Origin
Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla cowl, from Latin cucullus covering, cap, hood
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Word Origin and History for cowl
n.

Old English cule, from earlier cugele, from Late Latin cuculla "monk's cowl," variant of Latin cucullus "hood, cowl," of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense.

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