tuyere

noun
tu·​yere | \ twē-ˈer How to pronounce tuyere (audio) \

Definition of tuyere

: a nozzle through which an air blast is delivered to a forge or blast furnace

First Known Use of tuyere

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuyere

French tuyère, from Middle French, from tuyau pipe

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“Tuyere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuyere. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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