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Definition of Cowl


  1. A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The name was also applied to the hood and garment together.
  2. A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating shaft, etc.
  3. A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.
  4. A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water.

Cowl Translations

cowl in Dutch is capuchon, huik, mantelkap, kap
cowl in Portuguese is capuz