tuyere

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A tuyere, being seen from inside of (an empty) blast furnace.

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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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