[ tromp ]
/ trɒmp /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trompe

/ (trɒmp) /


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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