Tuyere definition

twē-yâr
The pipe, nozzle, or other opening through which air is forced into a blast furnace or forge to facilitate combustion.
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The pipe or nozzle through which air is forced into a blast furnace, forge, etc.
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Alternative form of tuyere.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tuyere - tuy-ere, tuyer, tweer, twier, twyer

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tuyere
Plural:
tuyeres

Origin of tuyere

  • French from Old French from tuyau pipe probably of Germanic origin

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