Nozzle definition

nŏzəl
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A projecting part with an opening, as at the end of a hose, for regulating and directing a flow of fluid.
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A spout at the end of a hose, pipe, bellows, etc., by which a stream of liquid or gas may be directed and controlled.
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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.
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(slang) The human nose.
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(slang) The nose.
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A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.
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A short outlet or inlet pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nozzle
Plural:
nozzles

Origin of nozzle

  • Middle English noselle socket on a candlestick diminutive of nose nose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From earlier nosle, equivalent to nose +"Ž -le (diminutive/agent suffix).

    From Wiktionary