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  • noun
    A woman's or child's hat tied under the chin and with a brim framing the face. (I began tying the bonnet ribbon under my chin as I made my way to her.)
    The hinged metal canopy covering the engine of an automobile; the hood. (Sold only in Britain, it's styled to look like the flagship model, but under the bonnet you get a diesel engine that makes the sounds of the canal when you start it up.)
    A cowl on a chimney. (Bonnet cowl with collar available with 75mm deep collar for ornamental chimney pots.)
    An additional canvas laced to the foot of a sail to catch more wind. (For fine weather sailing one or two ‘bonnets’ are added to the foot of the sail; we sailed with one bonnet of 210 sqft added to the main.)


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