cowl/cowling

A covering surrounding the whole, or part, of an engine or a power unit installed on the aircraft. It is either hinged or otherwise removable. Cowls minimize drag and help cool the engine.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • cowling — Cowl Cowl (koul), n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla, cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. {Cucullate}.] 1. A monk s hood; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowl — ► NOUN 1) a large loose hood forming part of a monk s habit. 2) a hood shaped covering for a chimney or ventilation shaft. 3) another term for COWLING(Cf. ↑cowling). DERIVATIVES cowled adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Cowl — (koul), n. [AS. cuhle, cugle, cugele; cf. dial. G. kogel, gugel, OF. coule, goule; all fr. LL. cuculla, cucullus, fr. L. cucullus cap, hood; perh. akin to celare to conceal, cella cell. Cf. {Cucullate}.] 1. A monk s hood; usually attached to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowl — cowl1 [koul] n. [ME coule < OE cugle < LL(Ec) cuculla < L cucullus, cap, hood < ? IE base * (s)keu , to cover > SKY] 1. a) a monk s hood b) a monk s cloak with a hood 2. something shaped like a cowl; esp., a …   English World dictionary

  • cowl — (n.) O.E. cule, from earlier cugele, from L.L. cuculla monk s cowl, variant of L. cucullus hood, cowl, of uncertain origin. Cowling is 1917 in the aircraft sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • cowl|ing — «KOW lihng», noun. 1. a metal covering over the engine of an aircraft; cowl. The cowling may be removed. 2. a similar part forming a continuous surface with the fuselage or the wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • cowling — cowl|ing [ kaulıŋ ] noun count a metal cover for the engine of an aircraft …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cowling — cowl·ing …   English syllables

  • cowling — cowl•ing [[t]ˈkaʊ lɪŋ[/t]] n. aer. a streamlined metal housing or removable covering for an aircraft engine • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

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