a wide, conical straw hat worn especially as a shield against the sun.
a broad cone-shaped straw hat, esp. worn by Asian laborers
from Hind. kuli
[kool] /kul/ adjective, cooler, coolest. 1. moderately cold; neither warm nor cold: a rather cool evening. 2. feeling comfortably or moderately cold: I’m perfectly cool, but open the window if you feel hot. 3. imparting a sensation of moderate coldness or comfortable freedom from heat: a cool breeze. 4. permitting such a sensation: a cool […]
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. Older Use. 1. a plank for laying out a corpse.
- Cooling degree-day
noun 1. a degree-day above the standard temperature of 75°F (24°C), used in estimating the energy requirements for air conditioning and refrigeration.
- Cooling-off period
noun 1. a period arranged by agreement to allow for negotiation and an abatement of tension between disputing parties: The law calls for a cooling-off period before a strike can begin. noun 1. a period during which the contending sides to a dispute reconsider their options before taking further action 2. a statutory period, often […]