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English definition of “hood”


noun [C]     /hʊd/
HEAD B2 a part of a coat or jacket that covers your head and neck: a waterproof jacket with a hood Things worn to cover the head, face or neck
CAR US (UK bonnet) the metal part that covers a car engine The exterior of vehiclesLids, covers and stoppers
(Definition of hood noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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