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Noun: cowling  kaw-ling
  1. The hinged metal cover of a vehicle's engine
    "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine";
    - hood [N. Amer], bonnet, cowl
Verb: cowl  kaw(-u)l
  1. Cover with or as with a cowl
    "cowl the boys and veil the girls"

Derived forms: cowlings

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

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, motorcar, plane, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Cowling, Maurice