[ 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.

Origin of tuyère

1665–75; <French, derivative of tuyau pipe <Germanic
  • Also tu·yer [twee-yair, too-, tweer]. /twiˈyɛər, tu-, twɪər/.

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twyer (ˈtwaɪə)

/ (ˈtwiːɛə, ˈtwaɪə, French tyjɛr) /

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

Origin of tuyère

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

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