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bon·net / ˈbänit/ • n. 1. a woman's or child's hat tied under the chin, typically with a brim framing the face. ∎  (also war bonnet) the ceremonial feathered headdress of an American Indian.2. a protective cover or cap over a machine or object. ∎  Brit. the hood of an automobile.DERIVATIVES: bon·net·ed adj. (in sense 1).


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1. Cone-or curved-hip-tile used to cover the junctions of plain tiles on the hip of a roof.

2. Chimney-cap.


views updated May 23 2018

bonnet XIV. — OF. bonet (mod. bonnet), short for chapel de bonet hat made of a material ‘bonet’, medL. bonetus, -um, of unkn. orig.