[twee-yair, too-, tweer; French ty-yer]
- an opening through which the blast of air enters a blast furnace, cupola, forge, or the like, to facilitate combustion.
Also tu·yer [twee-yair, too-, tweer] /twiˈyɛər, tu-, twɪər/.
Origin of tuyère
1665–75; < French, derivative of tuyau pipe < Germanic
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Examples from the Web for tuyer
The changes that take place in the ascending mass, composed of air and its hygrometric moisture, thrown in at the tuyer.
From the commencement of the boshes down to the tuyer, the reduction of the ore is completed.
This concludes the changes which the ore, coal and flux, undergo, from the mouth of the furnace to the tuyer.
- a water-cooled nozzle through which air is blown into a cupola, blast furnace, or forge
C18: from French, from tuyau pipe, from Old French tuel, probably of Germanic origin
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