trompe

[tromp]
noun
  1. Metallurgy. a device formerly used for inducing a blast of air upon the hearth of a forge by means of a current of falling water.

Origin of trompe

Borrowed into English from French around 1820–30
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trompe

noun
  1. an apparatus for supplying the blast of air in a forge, consisting of a thin column down which water falls, drawing in air through side openings

Word Origin for trompe

C19: from French, literally: trumpet
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