Definition of cowling in English:

cowling

noun

  • The removable cover of a vehicle or aircraft engine.

    cowl
    • ‘Similarly, there is a trio of panels atop the cowling and just aft of the firewall that provide access to avionics.’
    • ‘The props were missing, but the wings and engine cowlings were still in place.’
    • ‘Erroneously though, he also states that the ‘Section Leader’ band on the fuselage is painted Red as is the engine cowling.’
    • ‘The aircraft had full NACA cowlings and new nacelles while fabric replaced metal covering on the control surfaces.’
    • ‘The engine cowlings are armoured for protection.’
    • ‘The huge cowling and four-blade propeller gave a hint of the power available from the R - 4360.’
    • ‘It had several holes in the cowling to allow more air to flow through the engine compartment.’
    • ‘The Pitts S - 1C had damage to its propeller tips, engine cowling, and the leading edge of its top left wing.’
    • ‘Was a tool left by accident in the engine cowling?’
    • ‘The engines were covered with three-piece NACA anti-drag cowlings, and the aft nacelles were streamlined into the wing.’
    • ‘In many cases, we can't even do a thorough inspection of the engine compartment because the cowling only has an oil door.’
    • ‘The new aircraft would, obviously, need a new cowling to house the Wasp Major while the cockpit was also redesigned.’
    • ‘Vassilli's aim was true, and the plane went down trailing smoke from the engine cowling.’
    • ‘With no immediate effect happening, James swerved his plane a bit and fired another burst, this time at the engine cowling.’
    • ‘As I approached, I noticed that my student seemed fascinated by the engine cowling.’
    • ‘The sergeant ordered his mechanics to pull off the engine cowlings, remove the selfsealing fuel hoses and cut them in sections.’
    • ‘However, DB - 605 engines and cowlings proved as elusive as the original Messerschmitts.’
    • ‘High strength composites are used for the windscreen, the upper cowling and parts of the tail fin and tail plane.’
    • ‘The carburetor on the Velie engine hung beneath the engine and was completely exposed below the cowling.’
    • ‘Could you imagine the government buying a jet without opening its engine cowlings?’
    awning, tarpaulin, cowling, casing, housing
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Pronunciation:

cowling

/ˈkaʊlɪŋ/