[ kawl ]
/ kɔl /
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a part of the amnion sometimes covering the head of a child at birth.
a net lining in the back of a woman's cap or hat.
a cap or hat of net formerly worn by women.
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Origin of caul1
1300–50; Middle English calle <Middle French cale, probably back formation from calotte “kind of cap”; see calotte
Definition for caul (2 of 2)
[ kawl ]
/ kɔl /
a form or plate for pressing a veneer or veneers being glued to a backing or to each other.
Origin of caul2
<French cale shim <German Keil wedge
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Example sentences from the Web for caul
His “silken tissues and golden cauls” did not raise the bowed head one inch.Mistress Margery|Emily Sarah Holt
One of the cauls is now laid flat, the veneers upon it and the other caul on top.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
The presents which they sent to our General, were feathers, and cauls of network.Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World|Francis Pretty
British Dictionary definitions for caul
/ (kɔːl) /
a portion of the amniotic sac sometimes covering a child's head at birth
a large fold of peritoneum hanging from the stomach across the intestines; the large omentum
Word Origin for caul
C13: from Old French cale, back formation from calotte close-fitting cap, of Germanic origin
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Medical definitions for caul
[ kôl ]
A portion of the amnion, especially when it covers the head of a fetus at birth.veil
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