Read the dictionary definition of cowl. All definitions for this word.
1. a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
2. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
1. there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars
2. the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine
3. cover with or as with a cowl
1. cowl the boys and veil the girls