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[twee-yair, too-, tweer; French ty-yer]
noun, plural tu·yères [twee-yairz, too-, tweerz; French ty-yer] /twiˈyɛərz, tu-, twɪərz; French tüˈyɛr/. Metallurgy.
  1. an opening through which the blast of air enters a blast furnace, cupola, forge, or the like, to facilitate combustion.
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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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Historical Examples

  • The changes that take place in the ascending mass, composed of air and its hygrometric moisture, thrown in at the tuyer.

    Scientific American magazine Vol 2. No. 3 Oct 10 1846


  • This concludes the changes which the ore, coal and flux, undergo, from the mouth of the furnace to the tuyer.

  • From the commencement of the boshes down to the tuyer, the reduction of the ore is completed.

British Dictionary definitions for tuyer


twyer (ˈtwaɪə)

  1. a water-cooled nozzle through which air is blown into a cupola, blast furnace, or forge
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Word Origin

C18: from French, from tuyau pipe, from Old French tuel, probably of Germanic origin
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