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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cowl /ˈkaʊ(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cowl n.
 1. A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The name was also applied to the hood and garment together.
    What differ more, you cry, than crown and cowl?   --Pope.
 2. A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating shaft, etc.
 3. A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cowl, n.  A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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, cowling]
      2: a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
      v : cover with or as with a cowl; "cowl the boys and veil the