Search Result for "cowl":
1. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine;
- Example: "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"
- Example: "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
[syn: hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling]
2. a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk);
1. cover with or as with a cowl;
- Example: "cowl the boys and veil the girls"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cowl \Cowl\ (koul), n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla, cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. Cucullate.] 1. A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The name was also applied to the hood and garment together. [1913 Webster] What differ more, you cry, than crown and cowl? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating shaft, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive. [1913 Webster] 4. (aviation) a removable metal covering for an aircraft engine, providing streamlining to minimize wind resistance; -- also called cowling. [PJC] 5. a covering for a chimney or other ventilating shaft functioning to increase the draft. [PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cowl \Cowl\, n. [Cf. OF. cuvele, cuvel, dim. of F. cuve tub, vat, fr. L. cupa. See Cup.] A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "cowl": blanket, cloak, coat, cover, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowling, curtain, drape, drapery, guise, hanging, hood, housing, mantle, mask, pall, screen, shelter, shield, shroud, veil, vestment