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
Three sinks and one spray nozzle at Central School were found to have elevated lead levels in an April 29 test, according to Jason Edelheit, District 35's director of finance and operations.
Up in the air, tiny shards of the airborne glass can wreak havoc on planes, melting inside jet engines and blocking fuel nozzles.
Liquid hydrogen is pumped through the core of a reactor, and the resulting white-hot gas blasts out a nozzle yielding plenty of horsepower.
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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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