tuyere

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A tuyere

Etymology[edit]

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 Proto-Germanic *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), Dutch tuit ‎(spout, nozzle), Icelandic þjótandi ‎(the name of an artery), Icelandic þjóta ‎(to rush, whistle).

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  • IPA(key): /twiˈjɛɹ/, /twiˈjɪɹ/, /tuˈjɛɹ/

Noun[edit]

tuyere ‎(plural tuyeres)

  1. 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.

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