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tuyère

[twee-yair, too-, tweer; French ty-yer] /twiˈyɛər, tu-, twɪər; French tüˈyɛr/
noun, plural tuyères
[twee-yairz, too-, tweerz; French ty-yer] /twiˈyɛərz, tu-, twɪərz; French tüˈyɛr/ (Show IPA).
Metallurgy
1.
an opening through which the blast of air enters a blast furnace, cupola, forge, or the like, to facilitate combustion.
Also, tuyer
[twee-yair, too-, tweer] /twiˈyɛər, tu-, twɪər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < French, derivative of tuyau pipe < Germanic
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tuyère

/ˈtwiːɛə; ˈtwaɪə; French tyjɛr/
noun
1.
a water-cooled nozzle through which air is blown into a cupola, blast furnace, or forge
Word Origin
C18: from French, from tuyau pipe, from Old French tuel, probably of Germanic origin
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