cowl

cowl

[koul]
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.
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:
before 1000; Middle English cou(e)le, Old English cugele, cūle < Late Latin cuculla monk's hood, variant of Latin cucullus hood

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Cowl

[koul]
noun
Jane, 1884–1950, U.S. actress and playwright.
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cowl (kaʊl)
 
n
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
 
vb
6.  to cover or provide with a cowl
7.  to make a monk of
 
[Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla cowl, from Latin cucullus covering, cap, hood]

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cowl
O.E. cule, from earlier cugele, from L.L. cuculla "monk's cowl," var. of L. cucullus "hood," of uncertain origin.
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