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Noun: cowl  kaw(-u)l
  1. The hinged metal cover of a vehicle's engine
    "there are powerful engines under the cowls of new cars";
    - hood [N. Amer], bonnet, cowling
     
  2. A loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
Verb: cowl  kaw(-u)l
  1. Cover with or as with a cowl
    "cowl the boys and veil the girls"

Derived forms: cowls, cowling, cowled

Type of: cover, hood, protection, protective cover, protective covering

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar, plane

Encyclopedia: Cowl