Friday, September 13, 2013

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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. A cowling.

verb (used with object)

6. A hood-like 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.

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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