nozzle

noun noz·zle \ ˈnä-zəl \

Definition of nozzle

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 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

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Origin and Etymology of nozzle

diminutive of nose

nozzle Synonyms

Synonyms
beak, conk [chiefly British slang], honker [slang], neb, nose [slang], proboscis, schnoz (or schnozz) [slang], schnozzle [slang], smeller, snoot, snout
Related Words
pug, pugnose

NOZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

nozzle

noun

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

noun noz·zle \ ˈnä-zəl \

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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