nozzle

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noun noz·zle \ˈnä-zəl\

Definition of nozzle

  1. 1 a :  a projecting vent of something b :  a short tube with a taper or constriction used (as on a hose) to speed up or direct a flow of fluid c :  a part in a rocket engine that accelerates the exhaust gases from the combustion chamber to a high velocity

  2. 2 slang :  nose

Examples of nozzle in a sentence

  1. <in this classic film noir, a private eye gets his nozzle sliced when he starts poking it into places where it's not welcome>

Origin and Etymology of nozzle

diminutive of nose


First Known Use: 1683


NOZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

nozzle

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noun noz·zle \ˈnä-zəl\

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

nozzle

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noun noz·zle \ˈnä-zəl\

Definition of nozzle for Students

  1. :  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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