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 for bonnet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bonnet \Bon"net\ (b[o^]n"n[e^]t), n. [OE. bonet, OF. bonet,
     bonete. F. bonnet fr. LL. bonneta, bonetum; orig. the name of
     a stuff, and of unknown origin.]
     1. A headdress for men and boys; a cap. [Obs.] --Milton.
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     2. A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless
        woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
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              And plaids and bonnets waving high.   --Sir W.
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     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.
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     4. Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use; as,
        (a) (Fort.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a
            part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part
            from enfilade fire.
        (b) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as
            a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught
            of a chimney, etc.
        (c) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to
            prevent escape of sparks.
        (d) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its
            occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
        (e) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the
            valve chambers.
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     5. (Naut.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of
        a jib or foresail in moderate winds. --Hakluyt.
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     6. The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
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     7. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices
        others to bet or to bid; a decoy. [Cant]
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     8. (Automobiles) The metal cover or shield over the motor;
        predominantly British usage. In the U.S. it is called the
        hood. [Brit.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Bonnet limpet (Zool.), a name given, from their shape, to
        various species of shells (family Calyptr[ae]id[ae]).
     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. --Sir
        W. Scott.
     To have a bee in the bonnet. See under Bee.
     Black bonnet. See under Black.
     Blue bonnet. See in the Vocabulary.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bonnet \Bon"net\, v. i.
     To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to
     uncover. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hat tied under the chin [syn: bonnet, poke bonnet]
      2: protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers
         the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of
         new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to
         repair the plane's engine" [syn: hood, bonnet, cowl,
      v 1: dress in a bonnet

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. peer), Ex. 39:28 (R.V., "head-tires"); Ezek. 44:18 (R.V.,
     "tires"), denotes properly a turban worn by priests, and in Isa.
     3:20 (R.V., "head-tires") a head-dress or tiara worn by females.
     The Hebrew word so rendered literally means an ornament, as in
     Isa. 61:10 (R.V., "garland"), and in Ezek. 24:17, 23 "tire"
     (R.V., "head-tire"). It consisted of a piece of cloth twisted
     about the head. In Ex. 28:40; 29:9 it is the translation of a
     different Hebrew word (migba'ah), which denotes the turban
     (R.V., "head-tire") of the common priest as distinguished from
     the mitre of the high priest. (See MITRE.)

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