Definition of cowl noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kaʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kaʊl//
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  1. 1 a large loose covering for the head, worn especially by monks
  2. 2a cover for a chimney, etc., usually made of metal. Cowls often turn with the wind and are designed to improve the flow of air or smoke.
  3. Word OriginOld English cugele, cūle, from ecclesiastical Latin cuculla, from Latin cucullus ‘hood of a cloak’.
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