Definition of 'cowl'
- 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"
Synonyms: hood bonnet cowling
- a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
- cover with or as with a cowl; "cowl the boys and veil the girls"