nozzle definition by Webster's New World
- a spout at the end of a hose, pipe, bellows, etc., by which a stream of liquid or gas may be directed and controlled
- Slang the nose
Origin: diminutive of nose
nozzle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A projecting part with an opening, as at the end of a hose, for regulating and directing a flow of fluid.
- Slang The human nose.
Origin: Middle English noselle, socket on a candlestick, diminutive of nose; see nose.
nozzle - Computer Definition
An orifice in an inkjet print head through which ink is sprayed onto the paper. Print heads with six thousand or more nozzles are common in today's printers.