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Definition of "cowl" [cowl]

  • The hood or hooded robe worn especially by a monk. (noun)
  • A draped neckline on a woman's garment. (noun)
  • A hood-shaped covering used to increase the draft of a chimney. (noun)
  • The top portion of the front part of an automobile body, supporting the windshield and dashboard. (noun)
  • The cowling on an aircraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cowl" in a sentence
  • "The CAVEMEN FAMILY fashion him a bat cowl from the corpses of the fallen Bat Behemoths."
  • "Novices wear a black mantle and their cowl is short and unjoined."
  • "The mouth cover of the cowl was always very symbolic of Cass, who had difficulties interacting with people due to her violent upbringing and speech impediment."