tuyere

noun

tu·​yere twē-ˈer How to pronounce tuyere (audio)
: a nozzle through which an air blast is delivered to a forge or blast furnace

Word History

Etymology

French tuyère, from Middle French, from tuyau pipe

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuyere was in 1781

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“Tuyere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuyere. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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