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cowl

1. the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
2. Aeronautics another word for cowling

Cowl

A metal cover fitted with louvers, often capable of rotating, fixed on a roof ventilator or chimney to improve the natural ventilation or draft.

cowl

A protective hood on a vertical pipe (such as a soil stack or vent pipe); used to exclude rain-water and snow.

cowl

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A covering surrounding the whole, or part, of an engine or a power unit installed on the aircraft. It is either hinged or other-wise removable. Cowls minimize drag and help cool the engine.
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The report said that plane manufacturer Airbus had recommended airlines strictly adhere to maintenance standards following previous instances of fan cowl door separation on the A320 "family" of planes, which include the A319 in last week's incident.
Friars Cowl is a favoured ground coverer and will bloom in late spring.
Minneapolis, worked together in the mid-90s to redesign the strut fan cowl support beam component to a one-piece casting.
Sgt Cowl said even though drugs may never completely be eradicated from the neighbourhood, his team of cops were seeing a big reduction in the number of dealers and farms.
Goodrich have worked with Bombardier Aerospace of Belfast in Northern Ireland to develop the monolithic fan cowl, which uses a resin transfer infusion process, replacing the fan cowl's usual honeycomb interior with a monolithic structure.
But it's not just the plunging neckline that's making a big impact, slashed necks and cowl necks are the in thing too
By removing the revolving stainless steel cowl and replacing it with flame-shaped sheets, slotted together, which only need to be slightly bent to catch the wind, we would have a cheap to make, maintenance free, permanent Millennium Flame.
The unique one- ton ne wind cowl -- already nicknamed Noddy's Hat because of it shape -- is part of the new Cardiff Bay debating chamber's sophisticated heat and ventilation system.
A meteorological mast will be erected this week on the Rhyl Flats site, about six miles offshore, which is being developed by the business consortium Cowl.
Air Force with three engine nose cowl assemblies for its E-3A Airborne Early Warning aircraft.