Meaning of NOZZLE in English

NOZZLE

n.

Pronunciation: ' nä-z ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: diminutive of nose

Date: 1683

1 a : a projecting vent of something b : a short tube with a taper or constriction used (as on a hose) to speed up or direct a flow of fluid c : a part in a rocket engine that accelerates the exhaust gases from the combustion chamber to a high velocity

2 slang : NOSE

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