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Nozzle \Noz"zle\, n. [A dim. of nose. [root]26

  1. ] [Written also nosle.] 1. The nose; the snout; hence, the projecting vent of anything; as, the nozzle of a bellows.

  2. Specifically:

    1. A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.

    2. 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.


n. (obsolete form of nozzle English)