Definition of nozzle
1a : a projecting vent of somethingb : a short tube with a taper or constriction used (as on a hose) to speed up or direct a flow of fluidc : a part in a rocket engine that accelerates the exhaust gases from the combustion chamber to a high velocity
2 slang : nose
Examples of nozzle in a Sentence
in this classic film noir, a private eye gets his nozzle sliced when he starts poking it into places where it's not welcome
Recent Examples of nozzle from the Web
The silicone mould would be sliced, by hand, to create the openings for internal components, and to create the correct angle of insertion for the nozzle.
Through April, the engine maker was behind on $51 million in work due to late engine hardware deliveries, some quality lapses with engine nozzle parts and other supplier issues, according to the report.
The beam is directed to the patient through a nozzle that targets the tumor.
The set comes with nozzles that clean past the top of the fur, a microfiber cleaning cloth, a microfiber matte, and no-rinse shampoo.
Fill the bottle with a very thin baste, such as water or juice, so the liquid doesn’t clog the nozzle.
Rotor nozzle heads are generally used for large areas of shrubs, trees and turf.
Engie's prototype uses standard industrial valves and actuators to orient the nozzle and turn on the spray.
As this plasma rotates in a ring, some of it can spiral out and get directed from the fusion rocket's nozzle for thrust.
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Origin and Etymology of nozzle
diminutive of nose
First Known Use: 1683See Words from the same year
NOZZLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nozzle for English Language Learners
: a short tube that is put on the end of a hose or pipe to control the way a liquid or gas flows out
NOZZLE Defined for Kids
Definition of nozzle for Students
: a short tube often used on the end of a hose or pipe to direct or speed up a flow of fluid
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