Jane,1884–1950, U.S. actress and playwright. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for jane cowl



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

verb (tr)

to cover or provide with a cowl
to make a monk of

Word Origin for cowl

Old English cugele, from Late Latin cuculla cowl, from Latin cucullus covering, cap, hood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for jane 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper