from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A removable metal covering for an engine, especially an aircraft engine.
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- n. A young or little cow; calf.
- n. A removable protective covering for the engine of an aircraft, motorcycle etc
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
White says the cowling is a cover similar to the hood on a car and does not affect engine performance.
It appears to be an engine cowling which is a removable metal covering that houses the engine and sometimes also a portion of the fuselage of an aircraft.
Cringing, cowling, hiding, and overtly voicing fear for all to hear, is an integrated tool used at times savagely as part of the sensationalist news and of terroristic gore, which grabs one by the collar and literally shakes you senseless into believing whatever they are bent on making you believe.
Experts said the problem appeared to be an "uncontained engine failure," which occurs when turbine debris punctures the engine casing and the light cowling that covers the unit.
He pulled the cowling off the engine and saw that the starter piston was seized.
We topped off the fuel tanks in case any had leaked out, or evaporated in the two days "Paranjo Extreno" or "Strange Bird" (the logo the doctor had painted on the engine cowling) had been waiting on the tarmac.
His head remained inside the engine cowling and he mumbled something like, "probably, long as it ain't too far".
The write-up read, "Evidence of oil leak on right engine cowling."
He calls the fuselage a "chassis" and the front cowling a "hood," as if Spirit were an earthbound automobile.
Finally Rose veered off as flames erupted from the Russian's engine cowling and as she flashed by, the plane disappeared in a violent orange ball of fire.