cowl

cowl
/kaʊl / (say kowl)

noun
1. a hooded garment worn by monks.
2. the hood of this garment.
3. a hood-shaped covering for a chimney or ventilating shaft, to increase the draught.
4. the forward part of the motor vehicle body supporting the rear of the bonnet and the windscreen, and housing the pedals and dashboard.
5. a cowling.
6. a wire netting fastened to the top of the chimney of a steam locomotive, to prevent large sparks from being discharged.
verb (t)
7. to put a monk's cowl on.
8. to make a monk of.
9. to cover with, or as with, a cowl.
{Middle English couel, Old English cūle, cug(e)le, from Late Latin cuculla cowl, variant of Latin cucullus hood}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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Synonyms:
(especially of a monk) /


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