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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonnet  \Bon"net\,  n.  (Automobiles) 
  The  metal  cover  or  shield  over  the  motor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonnet  \Bon"net\  (b[o^]n"n[e^]t),  n.  [OE.  bonet,  OF  bonet, 
  bonete.  F.  bonnet  fr  LL  bonneta,  bonetum  orig.  the  name  of 
  a  stuff,  and  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  A  headdress  for  men  and  boys;  a  cap.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  soft,  elastic,  very  durable  cap,  made  of  thick,  seamless 
  woolen  stuff,  and  worn  by  men  in  Scotland. 
 
  And  p?i?s  and  bonnets  waving  high.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  A  covering  for  the  head,  worn  by  women,  usually  protecting 
  more  or  less  the  back  and  sides  of  the  head,  but  no  part 
  of  the  forehead.  The  shape  of  the  bonnet  varies  greatly  at 
  different  times;  formerly  the  front  part  projected,  and 
  spread  outward,  like  the  mouth  of  a  funnel. 
 
  4.  Anything  resembling  a  bonnet  in  shape  or  use  as 
  a  (Fort.)  A  small  defense  work  at  a  salient  angle;  or  a 
  part  of  a  parapet  elevated  to  screen  the  other  part 
  from  enfilade  fire. 
  b  A  metallic  canopy,  or  projection,  over  an  opening,  as 
  a  fireplace,  or  a  cowl  or  hood  to  increase  the  draught 
  of  a  chimney,  etc 
  c  A  frame  of  wire  netting  over  a  locomotive  chimney,  to 
  prevent  escape  of  sparks. 
  d  A  roofing  over  the  cage  of  a  mine,  to  protect  its 
  occupants  from  objects  falling  down  the  shaft. 
  e  In  pumps,  a  metal  covering  for  the  openings  in  the 
  valve  chambers. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  An  additional  piece  of  canvas  laced  to  the  foot  of 
  a  jib  or  foresail  in  moderate  winds.  --Hakluyt. 
 
  6.  The  second  stomach  of  a  ruminating  animal. 
 
  7.  An  accomplice  of  a  gambler,  auctioneer,  etc.,  who  entices 
  others  to  bet  or  to  bid;  a  decoy.  [Cant] 
 
  {Bonnet  head}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  shark  ({Sphyrna  tiburio})  of  the 
  southern  United  States  and  West  Indies. 
 
  {Bonnet  limpet}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  name  given  from  their  shape, 
  to  various  species  of  shells  (family  {Calyptr[ae]id[ae]}). 
 
 
  {Bonnet  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  East  Indian  monkey  ({Macacus 
  sinicus}),  with  a  tuft  of  hair  on  its  head;  the  munga. 
 
  {Bonnet  piece},  a  gold  coin  of  the  time  of  James  V.  of 
  Scotland,  the  king's  head  on  which  wears  a  bonnet.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  {To  have  a  bee  in  the  bonnet}.  See  under  {Bee}. 
 
  {Black  bonnet}.  See  under  {Black}. 
 
  {Blue  bonnet}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonnet  \Bon"net\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  off  the  bonnet  or  cap  as  a  mark  of  respect;  to 
  uncover.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bonnet 
  n  1:  a  hat  tied  under  the  chin  [syn:  {poke  bonnet}] 
  2:  hinged  metal  part  that  covers  the  engine  [syn:  {hood}] 
  v  :  dress  in  a  bonnet 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bonnet 
  (Heb.  peer),  Ex  39:28  (R.V.,  "head-tires");  Ezek.  44:18  (R.V., 
  "tires"),  denotes  properly  a  turban  worn  by  priests,  and  in  Isa. 
  3:20  (R.V.,  "head-tires")  a  head-dress  or  tiara  worn  by  females. 
  The  Hebrew  word  so  rendered  literally  means  an  ornament,  as  in 
  Isa.  61:10  (R.V.,  "garland"),  and  in  Ezek.  24:17,  23  tire" 
  (R.V.,  "head-tire").  It  consisted  of  a  piece  of  cloth  twisted 
  about  the  head.  In  Ex  28:40;  29:9  it  is  the  translation  of  a 
  different  Hebrew  word  (migba'ah),  which  denotes  the  turban 
  (R.V.,  "head-tire")  of  the  common  priest  as  distinguished  from 
  the  mitre  of  the  high  priest.  (See  {MITRE}.) 
 




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