variants or less commonly tromp
plural -s
: an apparatus (as for a Catalan forge) in which air is sucked through sloping holes in the upper end of a large vertical wooden tube and led to a furnace by a stream of falling water that is discharged below

Word History


French trompe, literally, trumpet, from Old French

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“Trompe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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