tuyere

tuyère

[twee-yair, too-, tweer; French ty-yer]
noun, plural tuyères [twee-yairz, too-, tweerz; French ty-yer] . Metallurgy.
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] .


Origin:
1665–75; < French, derivative of tuyau pipe < Germanic

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tuyère or twyer (ˈtwiːɛə, ˈtwaɪə, French tyjɛr, ˈtwaɪə)
 
n
a water-cooled nozzle through which air is blown into a cupola, blast furnace, or forge
 
[C18: from French, from tuyau pipe, from Old French tuel, probably of Germanic origin]
 
twyer or twyer
 
n
 
[C18: from French, from tuyau pipe, from Old French tuel, probably of Germanic origin]

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