Bonnet

Definition of Bonnet

Bon´net   Pronunciation: bǒn´nĕt
n.1.A headdress for men and boys; a cap.
2.A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
And p i s and bonnets waving high.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.
4.(Fort.) Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use
5.(Naut.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.
6.The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
7.An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.
8.(Automobiles) The metal cover or shield over the motor; predominantly British usage. In the U.S. it is called the hood.
Bonnet limpet
(Zool.) a name given, from their shape, to various species of shells (family Calyptræidæ).
Bonnet monkey
(Zool.) an East Indian monkey (Macacus sinicus), with a tuft of hair on its head; the munga.
Bonnet piece
a gold coin of the time of James V. of Scotland, the king's head on which wears a bonnet.
To have a bee in the bonnet
See under Bee.
- Sir W. Scott.
Black bonnet
See under Black.
Blue bonnet
See in the Vocabulary.
v. i.1.To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.

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