"cowl" in the noun sense
1. hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling
protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"
"the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
"cowl" in the verb sense
cover with or as with a cowl
"cowl the boys and veil the girls"
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