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cowled

[kould] /kaʊld/
adjective
1.
wearing a cowl.
2.
shaped like a cowl; cucullate.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; cowl + -ed3

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
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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  • Shown is the sample tray which can hold hundreds of aluminum-cowled samples in preparation for weighing by the robot.
British Dictionary definitions for cowled

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 cowled
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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