[kou-ling] /ˈkaʊ lɪŋ/
a streamlined metal housing or removable covering for an engine, especially an aircraft engine, often part of or forming a continuous line with the fuselage or wing.
a hooded garment worn by monks.
the hood of this garment.
part of a garment that is draped to resemble a cowl or hood.
the forward part of the body of a motor vehicle supporting the rear of the hood and the windshield and housing the pedals and instrument panel.
a hoodlike covering for increasing the draft of a chimney or ventilator.
a wire netting fastened to the top of the smokestack of a locomotive to prevent large sparks from being discharged; a spark arrester.
verb (used with object)
to cover with or as if with a cowl.
to put a monk’s cowl on.
to make a monk of.
a streamlined metal covering, esp one fitted around an aircraft engine Also called cowl Compare fairing1
a hood, esp a loose one
the hooded habit of a monk
a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
(aeronautics) another word for cowling
to cover or provide with a cowl
to make a monk of
Old English cule, from earlier cugele, from Late Latin cuculla “monk’s cowl,” variant of Latin cucullus “hood, cowl,” of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense.
[kou-lits] /ˈkaʊ lɪts/ noun 1. a river in SW Washington state, flowing W and S to the Columbia River. 130 miles (209 km) long. 2. a county in SW Washington. 1166 sq. mi. (3021 sq. km).
[koul-nek] /ˈkaʊlˌnɛk/ noun 1. a style of neckline for a woman’s garment having material draped in rounded folds. 2. a garment with this type of neckline, especially a sweater or dress.
- Cowl neckline
noun 1. a neckline of women’s clothes loosely folded over and sometimes resembling a folded hood
[kou-muh n] /ˈkaʊ mən/ noun, plural cowmen. 1. Western U.S. 2. British. a farmworker who tends cows. /ˈkaʊmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. (Brit) another name for cowherd 2. (US & Canadian) a man who owns cattle; rancher