[ 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.
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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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
/ (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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