jane cowl


  1. Jane,1884–1950, U.S. actress and playwright.


  1. a hood, esp a loose one
  2. the hooded habit of a monk
  3. a cover fitted to a chimney to increase ventilation and prevent draughts
  4. the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
  5. aeronautics another word for cowling

verb (tr)

  1. to cover or provide with a cowl
  2. to make a monk of

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.

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