The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nozzle \Noz"zle\, n. [A dim. of nose. [root]26
] [Written also nosle.] 1. The nose; the snout; hence, the projecting vent of anything; as, the nozzle of a bellows.
A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.
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)