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  1. (noun) A loose pliable covering for the head and neck, often attached to a robe or jacket.
  2. (noun) An ornamental draping of cloth hung from the shoulders of an academic or ecclesiastical robe.
  3. (noun) A sack placed over the head of a falcon to keep it quiet.
  4. (noun) A metal cover or cowl for a hearth or stove.
  5. (noun) A carriage top.
  6. (noun) The hinged metal lid over the engine of a motor vehicle.
  7. (noun) Zoology An expanded part, crest, or marking on or near the head of an animal.
  8. (verb-transitive) To supply or cover with a hood.
  9. (noun) Slang A hoodlum; a thug.
  10. (noun) Slang A rowdy or violent young person.
  11. (noun) Slang A neighborhood, usually in the inner city.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Under the hood is a conical burr grinder, the best mechanism for grinding coffee beans. - Get Thee A Sustainable Coffee Grinder « PubliCola
  2. The results of this ongoing effort will be largely invisible, and mostly for my own benefit -- some of the internals were written in such haste that now, months or years later, what's going on under the hood is a little hazy, even to me. - Getting Back on the Bike
  3. Now the hood is about half open and the engine is missing and the tires are old and cracked and need to be replaced. - Augustine Committee Meets at MSFC Today - NASA Watch
  4. I had to buy a new game version just to keep up with the new Windows (Curse you Bill Gates!) — so why with 10 times as much fire power under the hood is the new game less fun and less functional than the old one? - Gaming gripes: Pet peeves aplenty | Sync Blog
  5. Teenagers making out on the hood is a classic image of the link between sex and automobiles that has become a permanent part of the American consciousness, but it's also an image that's always led me to ask, "Wouldn't the windshield wipers be uncomfortable?" - Movie Review: Transformers


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