Caul Definition

kôl
noun
The membrane enclosing a fetus; esp., a part of this membrane sometimes enveloping the head of a child at birth: believed by some to bring good luck.
Webster's New World
The part of the peritoneum that extends from the stomach to the large intestine; great omentum.
Webster's New World

(historical) A style of close-fitting circular cap worn by women in the sixteenth century and later, often made of linen. [from 14th c.]

Wiktionary
The surface of a press that makes contact with panel product, especially a removable plate or sheet.
Wiktionary
(woodworking) A strip or block of wood used to distribute or direct clamping force.
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Other Word Forms of Caul

Noun

Singular:
caul
Plural:
cauls

Origin of Caul

  • Middle English calle from Old English cawl basket

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French cale.

    From Wiktionary

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