- 1A large loose hood, especially one forming part of a monk’s habit.More example sentences
- The scapula was meant to protect the chemise, and had a built in hood or cowl.
- His cowl has a vaguely avian appearance, with a visor in the shape of a beak.
- No face was visible from beneath the depths of the cowls.
- 1.1A monk’s hooded, sleeveless habit.More example sentences
- Anyone who ever did know the man behind the hooded cowl died long ago and in a horrible fashion.
- Then, an army of warriors and men dressed in black cowls came from the direction of Plunder castle and sacked the town.
- It was dressed in the black cowl of a priest.
- 1.3The hood-shaped covering of a chimney or ventilation shaft.More example sentences
- I told the council about this and they came down and put a cowl on the chimney.
- Remove the top of the roof cowl by loosening the bolts.
- These cowls would be used where rain and/or birds or other pests are a problem.
- 1.4The part of a motor vehicle that supports the windshield and houses the dashboard.More example sentences
- There's little to no cowl shake, even on imperfect roads.
- Overall, the instruments are well positioned, and twin cowls for the main dials add to the car's overall sporting theme.
- The exterior mirrors have been removed from the doors and attached, instead, to the body-side cowl, greatly reducing vibration.
- 1.5 another term for cowling.More example sentences
- Externally, the most noticeable difference between the 172 and the 175 is the slight hump on the engine cowl behind the propeller.
- In order to ensure a very smooth fuselage line, the windscreen started immediately behind the cowl.
- From the landing gear, a single bracing wire extended into the cowl and was fixed to the motor mount.
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- They all fell silent as a tall older man wearing a black cowled robe stepped down in front of the rows of benches…
- Within its tomb-like confines stood four faceless forms shrouded in the folds of richly woven and cowled black robes.
- Suddenly a cowled man appeared above him, chanting in a strange language.
Old English cugele, cūle, from ecclesiastical Latin cuculla, from Latin cucullus 'hood of a cloak'.
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