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tuyère

[twee-yair, too-, tweer; French ty-yer]
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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 tuyere for a furnace-blast found at Fasagh (see illustration) is another evidence of that skill.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • The harder the air is driven into the fire above the tuyere the more oxygen is furnished and the hotter the fire becomes.

  • Directly below the tuyere is an opening through which the ashes that drop from the fire may be cleaned out.

  • The steam enters through the tubulure, A, and finds its way around the periphery of a tuyere, D.

  • It will be seen that the current of steam can be regulated by moving the tuyere, D, from or toward the eduction orifice.


British Dictionary definitions for tuyere

tuyère

twyer (ˈtwaɪə)

noun
  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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