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World English Dictionary
cowl (kaʊl)
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
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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Word Origin & History

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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