bonnet
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɒn.ɪt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɑn.ɪt/
Noun

bonnet (plural bonnets)

  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; a bunnet.
  3. (by extension) The polishing head of a power buffer, often made of wool.
  4. (Australia, British, NZ, South Africa, automotive) The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car; a hood.
  5. (nautical) A length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail to increase the pulling power.
  6. (obsolete, slang) An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid.
  7. The second stomach of a ruminant.
  8. Anything resembling a bonnet (hat) in shape or use.
    1. A small defence work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.
    2. A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.
    3. A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.
    4. A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
    5. In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.
    6. (mycology) A mushroom of the genus Mycena.
Synonyms
  • (Scottish brimless hat) tam o'shanter
  • (cover over the engine of a motor car) hood (US)
Translations Translations Translations Verb

bonnet (bonnets, present participle bonneting; past and past participle bonneted)

  1. (transitive) To put a bonnet on.
  2. (obsolete) To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
  3. (dated, transitive) To pull the bonnet or cap down over the head of.
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