verb (used with object)
Origin of cowl
Definition for cowl (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cowl
The Capucins themselves are disposed in niches, and each has a text from Scripture over his cowl.
The peak of a cowl shot straight above his head, and the curtains of it covered his face.Rest Harrow|Maurice Hewlett
His cowl was pushed back to his shoulders, baring the astonishment of his lean face.The Lady of Fort St. John|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
A low, merry laugh came out of the Monk's cowl, and the Huguenotte let her form sink a little in her chair with a gentle sigh.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
He wore a long serge gown, with a cowl, like a mendicant monk, and as they approached he put out his open hand for alms.Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape From the Brigand's of Greece|Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for cowl
Word Origin for cowl
Word Origin and History for cowl
Old English cule, from earlier cugele, from Late Latin cuculla "monk's cowl," variant of Latin cucullus "hood, cowl," of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense.