Definition of cowl in English:
1.1A monk’s hooded, sleeveless habit.
- 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.
1.4The part of a motor vehicle that supports the windshield and houses the dashboard.
- 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.
- 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.
Old English cugele, cūle, from ecclesiastical Latin cuculla, from Latin cucullus 'hood of a cloak'.
- Example sentences
- 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.
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