bonnet bonnet  /ˈbɑ nət/


  1. (n) a hat tied under the chin
  2. (n) protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
  3. (v) dress in a bonnet



  1. Along another wall, a young woman in a blue jumpsuit, mask and bonnet is peering through a microscope at half a dozen freshly harvested human eggs.
  2. Many a politician has livened his campaign by touring an Indian reservation, posing for photographers in a feathered headdress, then stowing the war bonnet in a closet.
  3. Stevenson declined to pose for photographers wearing his war bonnet, but he was delighted with it.


  • Sprouting sign post at road in Guernsey County

    A honeysuckle vine creates this bonnet of sorts for a stop sign at the corner of Hopewell and Mantua roads. The color combination with the blue sky gives the image strong contrast.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Daily Jeffersonian


  1. "Midge Ure, the lead singer for Ultravox, had a bee in his bonnet about my song keeping their song off the No.1 position in several countries but in later years he was quoted as saying that he wished he had written it," Dolce tells me. "I've...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Joe Dolce Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The bonnet pin was the last of our problems, but I really lost the rally yesterday when I couldn't find the speed on those two stages," said Hirvonen. "Now I need to go back to work and find more speed for next year. It was definitely the...
    on Oct 25, 2009 By: Mikko Hirvonen Source: AFP

  3. Murdoch "got a complete bee in his bonnet about the America religious right," Neil told the committee.
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Andrew Neil Source: BusinessWeek

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