2. The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.

(Cow), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cowed (koud);; p. pr. & vb. n. Cowing.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. Cuff, v. t.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

To vanquish a people already cowed.

THe French king was cowed.
J. R. Green.

(Cow), n. [Prob. from same root as cow, v. t.] (Mining) A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock. Knight.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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