Origin of cowled
- a hooded garment worn by monks.
- the hood of this garment.
- part of a garment that is draped to resemble a cowl or hood.
- the forward part of the body of a motor vehicle supporting the rear of the hood and the windshield and housing the pedals and instrument panel.
- a cowling.
- a hoodlike covering for increasing the draft of a chimney or ventilator.
- a wire netting fastened to the top of the smokestack of a locomotive to prevent large sparks from being discharged; a spark arrester.
- to cover with or as if with a cowl.
- to put a monk's cowl on.
- to make a monk of.
Origin of cowl
Examples from the Web for cowled
That cowled Sarah Burton column in ivory crepe was a Twitter sensation.Notes From a Royal Wedding
May 1, 2011
Gaskell, in the shadows of the cowled fireplace jumped in sheer alarm.The Lion's Skin
"What you have seen—you have seen," the cowled form replied enigmatically.Under the Witches' Moon
Cowled architects of the XIX century rebuilt their monastery.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
She threw far from her a cowled cloak that she had on, and said to Agnes: "Leave us."
In the beam of this he sat, cowled in white, but his face was shadowed.Rest Harrow
- a hood, esp a loose one
- the hooded habit of a monk
- a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
- the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
- aeronautics another word for cowling
- to cover or provide with a cowl
- to make a monk of
Word Origin and History for cowled
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.