Definition of nozzle in English:


Line breaks: noz¦zle
Pronunciation: /ˈnɒz(ə)l


  • A cylindrical or round spout at the end of a pipe, hose, or tube used to control a jet of gas or liquid: he twisted the nozzle of the shower head [with modifier]: petrol pump nozzles
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    • Design for winter operation must include self-draining pipes and winter nozzles if sprinkler irrigation is used.
    • Its accessories include the necessary hoses, wands, nozzles, hydrant adapters and an injector.
    • Major oil companies have recently agreed to standardise the colour of their nozzles and hoses for unleaded and diesel pumps to reduce customer confusion.


early 17th century: from nose + -le2.

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