A blowingapparatus in which air, drawn into the upper part of a verticaltube through side holes by a stream of water within, is carried down with the water into a box or chamber below which it is led to a furnace.
Origin of Tromp
Frenchtrombe, trompe, a waterspout, a water-blowing machine. Compare trump, a trumpet.
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Tromp Sentence Examples
War was declared in May 1652 after a fight between Blake and Tromp off Dover, and was continued with signal victories and defeats on both sides till 1654.
The Dutch acknowledged the supremacyof the English flag in the British seas, which Tromp had before refused; they accepted the Navigation Act, and undertook privately to exclude the princes of Orange from the command of their forces.
Brielle is the birthplace of the famous admiral Martin van Tromp, and also of Admiral van Almonde, a distinguished commander of the early 18th century.
Blake came into the Straits of Dover with his ships, and on the 19th of May a sharp collision took place between him and Tromp. Bourne joined his countryman after the action began.
Soon after Blake had gone, Tromp appeared in the Downs with a stronger force and threatened an attack on Ayscue.