cowl·​ing | \ ˈkau̇-liŋ How to pronounce cowling (audio) \

Definition of cowling

: a removable metal covering that houses the engine and sometimes a part of the fuselage or nacelle of an airplane also : a metal cover for an engine

Examples of cowling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February 2018, an engine fan blade fractured during a United flight over the Pacific, resulting in an engine failure and loss of the cowling. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2021 There is also a middle deck featuring a two-person outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a hot tub created from a DC-10 jet engine cowling. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2021 The cleaner design and the simplification of its manufacturing process means that all 2021 XE-1s will now sport gleaming white buoyancy modules (front and back) and a full black rear cowling. Mike Espindle, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The rocket dropped its boosters about two minutes into the flight followed by the cowling surrounding Shenzhou-12. Sam Mcneil, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Investigators will also look at why the cowling, which covers the front of the engine, broke off along with other parts. David Koenig,, 23 Feb. 2021 Other experts said Boeing could be in the spotlight too as investigators look into why the cowling separated from the engine. David Koenig,, 23 Feb. 2021 Investigators also want to know why a cowling, which covers part of the fuselage, broke away. Stephen Singer,, 23 Feb. 2021 But investigators are still trying to understand why the engine’s front external cover, known as the cowling, was then ripped away, according to NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. Alison Sider, WSJ, 23 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cowling

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Cowling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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