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tuyère

Syllabification: tu·yère
Pronunciation: /to͞oˈyer, twē-
 
/

Definition of tuyère in English:

noun

A nozzle through which air is forced into a smelter, furnace, or forge.
Example sentences
  • In particular, tuyeres in the furnace became blocked with slag.
  • The tuyère was just a hollow tube made of clay, but I sent it to the British Museum and they analysed it and said it was part of a Bronze Age furnace, the mouth of the bellows.
  • For making steel castings a modification known as a Tropenas converter is used, in which the air impinges on the surface of the metal from side tuyeres instead of from the bottom.

Origin

late 18th century: French, from tuyau 'pipe'.

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