nozzle

[ noz-uhl ]
/ ˈnɒz əl /

noun

a projecting spout, terminal discharging pipe, or the like, as of a hose or bellows.
Slang. the nose.
the spout of a teapot.
the socket of a candlestick.

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Origin of nozzle

1600–10; earlier nosle;see nose, -le

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British Dictionary definitions for nozzle

nozzle
/ (ˈnɒzəl) /

noun

a projecting pipe or spout from which fluid is discharged
Also called: propelling nozzle a pipe or duct, esp in a jet engine or rocket, that directs the effluent and accelerates or diffuses the flow to generate thrust
a socket, such as the part of a candlestick that holds the candle

Word Origin for nozzle

C17 nosle, nosel, diminutive of nose
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