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bonnet

1. the hinged metal part of a motor vehicle body that provides access to the engine, or to the luggage space in a rear-engined vehicle
2. a cowl on a chimney
3. Nautical a piece of sail laced to the foot of a foresail to give it greater area in light winds

Bonnet

A small, self-supporting protective hood or roof over an exterior doorway; may be constructed of any exterior material.

bonnet

2. A frame of wire netting over a chimney to prevent the escape of sparks.
3. Same as bird screen.
4. A cap placed over a pile to prevent damage to the pile while it is being driven.
5. The small roof over a bay window.
6. A covering over an exterior door or window to provide shelter and/or a decorative element; Also see pent.

chimney cap, bonnet

chimney cap with corbel, 1
chimney cap, 1
1.An abacus or cornice forming a crowning termination of a chimney.
2. A rotary device, moved by the wind, which facilitates the escape of smoke by turning the exit aperture away from the wind, preventing the entry of rain or snow and improving the draft.

bonnet

usually worn along with new clothes on Easter Sunday. (“Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet.”) [Christian Tradition: Misc.; Am. Music: Irving Berlin, “Easter Parade”]
See: Easter
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This is exactly the same convention used to draw eagle feather war bonnets and feathered pendant tabs in other rock art scenes at several sites in the Yellowstone River drainage (Keyser and Cowdrey 2008:28-30; Keyser and Klassen 2001:230,236; McCleary 2008:239, 248).
It needed room to preserve and display some of the 250,000 Indian baskets, pots and war bonnets damaged inside a historic tower at the Southwest Museum.
The men look incredibly regal in their buckskin dress and war bonnets accented with eagle feathers cascading down their back.