"hood" in the noun sense
1. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer
an aggressive and violent young criminal
2. hood, cap
a protective covering that is part of a plant
slang) a neighborhood
4. hood, lens hood
a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head
6. hood, exhaust hood
metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes
the folding roof of a carriage
a headdress that protects the head and face
9. 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"
zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
"hood" in the verb sense
cover with a hood
"The bandits were hooded"
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