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A removable metal covering for an engine, especially an aircraft engine.
(Mechanical Engineering) a streamlined metal covering, esp one fitted around an aircraft engine. Also called: cowl Compare fairing
a streamlined metal housing or removable covering for an aircraft engine.
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|Noun||1.||cowling - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"|
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
hood ornament - an ornament on the front of the hood of a car emblematic of the manufacturer