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A nozzle expelling water (1).

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From earlier nosle, equivalent to nose +‎ -le (diminutive/agent suffix).



nozzle ‎(plural nozzles)

  1. A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.
  2. A short outlet or inlet pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler.
  3. The nose of an animal; muzzle.
    • 1887, Fanny Chambers Gooch, Face to Face with the Mexicans, Chapter XVI, p. 489:
      At length the acme of a typical Mexican scene was reached when the burros unceremoniously raised their nozzles and brayed loud and long.

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