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1 a hat tied under the chin [syn: poke bonnet]
2 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" [syn: hood, cowl, cowling] v : dress in a bonnet

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  • /bɒnət/


  1. A type of hat, once worn by women or children, held in place by ribbons tied under the chin.
  2. A traditional Scottish woollen brimless cap, also spelled bunnet.
  3. In the context of "AU|UK|automotive": The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car.
  4. A length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail to increase the pulling power.



type of women's and children's hat
Scottish men's cap
cover over the engine of a motor car
length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail

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