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Meaning of COWL

Pronunciation:  kawl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
  2. [v]  cover with a cowl

COWL is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cowling, hood
 See Also: aeroplane, airplane, cover, plane, protection, protective cover, protective covering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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?
    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.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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