how to pronounce cowl


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meanings of cowl


  1. A thin protective covering over all or part of an engine; also cowling.
  2. A mask that covers the majority of the head.
  3. A vertical projection of a ship's funnel that directs the smoke away from the bridge.
  4. A ship's ventilator with a bell-shaped top which can be swivelled to catch the wind and force it below.
  5. A vessel carried on a pole, a soe.
  6. A usually hood-shaped covering used to increase the draft of a chimney and prevent backflow.
  7. A monk.
  8. A caul (the amnion which encloses the foetus before birth, especially that part of it which sometimes shrouds a baby's head at birth).
  9. A monk's hood that can be pulled forward to cover the face; a robe with such a hood attached to it.


  1. To make a monk of (a person).
  2. To cover with, or as if with, a cowl (hood).
  3. To wrap or form (something made of fabric) like a cowl.

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