Jane cowl

[koul] /kaʊl/

Jane, 1884–1950, U.S. actress and playwright.
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
verb (transitive)
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.


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