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2 dicționare găsite pentru cowling
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cowl \Cowl\ (koul), n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G.
     kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla,
     cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to
     conceal, cella cell. Cf. Cucullate.]
     1. A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The name
        was also applied to the hood and garment together.
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              What differ more, you cry, than crown and cowl?
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     2. A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to
        improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating shaft, etc.
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     3. A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.
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     4. (aviation) a removable metal covering for an aircraft
        engine, providing streamlining to minimize wind
        resistance; -- also called cowling.
     5. a covering for a chimney or other ventilating shaft
        functioning to increase the draft.

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n : 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" [syn: hood, bonnet, cowl]

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