cowl

cowl
cowl1 [koul]
n.
[ME coule < OE cugle < LL(Ec) cuculla < L cucullus, cap, hood < ? IE base * (s)keu-, to cover > SKY]
1.
a) a monk's hood
b) a monk's cloak with a hood
2. something shaped like a cowl; esp.,
a) a hood-shaped metal cover for the top of a chimney, used to increase the draft
b) the part of an automobile body to which the windshield and dashboard are fastened
c) a cowling
vt.
to put a cowl on; cover with or as with a cowl
cowl2 [kōl, ko͞ol]
n.
[ME covel < OFr cuvele or OE cufel, cyfl, both < LL cupella, dim. of L cupa, vat, tub: see CUP] Archaic
a large, two-handled tub for carrying water, usually borne on a pole

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(especially of a monk) /


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  • Cowl — • A hood worn in many religious orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cowl     Cowl     † C …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cowl — (koul), n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla, cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. {Cucullate}.] 1. A monk s hood; usually attached to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowl — (n.) O.E. cule, from earlier cugele, from L.L. cuculla monk s cowl, variant of L. cucullus hood, cowl, of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • cowl — cowl·ing; un·cowl; cowl; …   English syllables

  • Cowl — Cowl, n. [Cf. OF. cuvele, cuvel, dim. of F. cuve tub, vat, fr. L. cupa. See {Cup}.] A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowl — [kaul] n [: Old English; Origin: cugele, from Latin cucullus] 1.) a large ↑hood that covers your head and shoulders ▪ a monk in a dark habit and cowl 2.) a cover for a ↑chimney …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cowl [1] — Cowl, Stadt, so v.w. Coel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cowl [2] — Cowl (ind. Gew.), so v.w. Chow …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • cowl — [ kaul ] noun count 1. ) a part of a piece of clothing that covers the head and shoulders, worn especially by MONKS 2. ) a cover for a CHIMNEY that improves the flow of smoke …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cowl — The hood of a monk s or friar s gown, attached to the back of the collar and pulled over the head or thrown behind as desired (see Hood) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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