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cowl


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  What  differ  more  you  cry,  than  crown  and  cowl? 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  A  cowl-shaped  cap,  commonly  turning  with  the  wind,  used  to 
  improve  the  draft  of  a  chimney,  ventilating  shaft,  etc 
 
  3.  A  wire  cap  for  the  smokestack  of  a  locomotive. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowl 
  n  :  metal  part  that  covers  the  engine  [syn:  {cowling},  {hood}] 
  v  :  cover  with  a  cowl 




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