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[ twee-yair, too-, tweer; French ty-yer ]
/ twiˈyɛər, tu-, twɪər; French tüˈyɛr /

noun, plural tu·yères [twee-yairz, too-, tweerz; French ty-yer] /twiˈyɛərz, tu-, twɪərz; French tüˈyɛr/. Metallurgy.

an opening through which the blast of air enters a blast furnace, cupola, forge, or the like, to facilitate combustion.

Nearby words

tux, tuxedo, tuxedo sofa, tuxtla gutiérrez, tuyer, tuyère, tuz, tuzla, tuzzy-muzzy, tv, tv dinner
Also tu·yer [twee-yair, too-, tweer] /twiˈyɛər, tu-, twɪər/.

Origin of tuyère

1665–75; < French, derivative of tuyau pipe < Germanic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tuyers

  • The tuyers are supplied from a large pipe S, which circles the furnace as a girdle.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson

British Dictionary definitions for tuyers


twyer (ˈtwaɪə)

/ (ˈtwiːɛə, ˈtwaɪə, French tyjɛr) /


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

Word Origin for tuyère

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