trompe

trompe

[tromp]
noun
Metallurgy. a device formerly used for inducing a blast of air upon the hearth of a forge by means of a current of falling water.

Origin:
1820–30; < French

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trompe (trɒmp)
 
n
an apparatus for supplying the blast of air in a forge, consisting of a thin column down which water falls, drawing in air through side openings
 
[C19: from French, literally: trumpet]

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