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what does the word hood mean

The word 'hood' has numerous meanings: 1: (falconry) a leather covering for a hawk's head; 2: cover with a hood; 3: metal covering leading to a vent that exhausts smoke or fumes; 4: an aggressive and violent young criminal; 5: (slang) a neighborhood; 6: a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera; 7: a protective covering that is part of a plant; 8: a headdress that protects the head and face; 9: protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; 10: the folding roof of a carriage; 11: (zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal

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