Meaning of NOZZLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnä-zəl ]


Etymology: diminutive of nose

Date: 1683


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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