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English noun: cowl

1. cowl (artifact) protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

SamplesThere are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars.
The mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine.

Synonymsbonnet, cowling, hood

Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering

Part holonymhood ornament

Part meronymaeroplane, airplane, auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar, plane

2. cowl (artifact) a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)

Broader (hypernym)hood

English verb: cowl

1. cowl (contact) cover with or as with a cowl

SamplesCowl the boys and veil the girls.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cover

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