A removable metal covering for an engine, especially an aircraft engine.(noun)
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Use "cowling" in a sentence
"White says the cowling is a cover similar to the hood on a car and does not affect engine performance."
"It appears to be an engine cowling which is a removable metal covering that houses the engine and sometimes also a portion of the fuselage of an aircraft."
"Cringing, cowling, hiding, and overtly voicing fear for all to hear, is an integrated tool used at times savagely as part of the sensationalist news and of terroristic gore, which grabs one by the collar and literally shakes you senseless into believing whatever they are bent on making you believe."