From French tuyère, from Middle French tuyere, from Old French toiere (“pipe-hole”), from tuyau, tueil, tudel (“pipe”), from Frankish *thūta (“pipe”), from Proto-Germanic *þeutǭ (“pipe, channel, flow”), from *þeutaną (“to howl, roar, resound”), from Proto-Indo-European *tu-, *tutu- (“bird-cry, shriek”). Cognate with Old Saxon theuta (“pipe, water-channel”), Old High German watardioza (“water-opening”), Old English þēote (“pipe, channel”), Icelandic þjótandi (“the name of an artery”), Icelandic þjóta (“to rush, whistle”).
tuyere (plural tuyeres)
- A nozzle or similar fixture through which the blast is delivered to the interior of a blast furnace, or to the fire of a forge
- 1957, H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, page 21:
- Remains of a clay tuyere are present through which the blast was conducted into the furnace.