Definition of cagoule in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈɡuːl/
(also kagoul)


A lightweight, hooded, thigh-length waterproof jacket.
Example sentences
  • ‘Riot gear’ appears in the form of high collar jackets, balaclava hooded cagoules and glazed cotton para parkas.
  • I was absolutely shattered, wearing a cagoule and a pair of sunglasses to hide the bags under my eyes.
  • It was bucketing it down; the caravan site looked as if it had been hit by a mud slide; and we each needed two cardigans, a cagoule, thermal gloves and a balaclava to make it down to the seafront without contracting hypothermia.


1950s: from French, literally 'cowl'.

Words that rhyme with cagoule

Banjul, befool, Boole, boule, boules, boulle, cool, drool, fool, ghoul, Joule, mewl, misrule, mule, O'Toole, pool, Poole, pul, pule, Raoul, rule, school, shul, sool, spool, Stamboul, stool, Thule, tomfool, tulle, you'll, yule

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