Find the word definition

Crossword clues for nozzle

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ For very simple stranded ropes, use a plain writing nozzle.
▪ Piping basket-weave For this you will need both a plain writing nozzle and a basket-weave nozzle.
▪ Colour the remaining royal icing black, and place in a bag with a fine writing nozzle.
▪ Colour the remaining royal icing brown and pipe with a medium writing nozzle attachment ropes between the large basket and the balloon.
▪ Burners are very simple, almost like a garden spray nozzle, and there are no ash and SOx problems.
▪ For details of your local stockist, contact. 1 Remove nozzle and cut end of cartridge.
▪ Hold the bag at right angles to the surface to be iced, with the nozzle a fraction away.
▪ In effect, it turns the nozzle inside out.
▪ Inside the normal-looking can was a valve that kept paint from flowing unless the nozzle was opened by electricity.
▪ Starting was easy, and the two moulded handles allowed the nozzle to be manoeuvred easily.
▪ The company also expects to increase its sales in the aviation fuel nozzle servicing business.
▪ Thick, ribbed or thin ropes can be made depending on the nozzle chosen.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., noselle "socket on a candlestick," diminutive of nose (see nose (n.)). Meaning "small spout" first recorded 1680s.


n. 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.

  1. n. a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged [syn: nose]

  2. informal terms for the nose [syn: beak, honker, hooter, snoot, snout, schnozzle, schnoz]


A nozzle is a device designed to control the direction or characteristics of a fluid flow (especially to increase velocity) as it exits (or enters) an enclosed chamber or pipe.

A nozzle is often a pipe or tube of varying cross sectional area, and it can be used to direct or modify the flow of a fluid ( liquid or gas). Nozzles are frequently used to control the rate of flow, speed, direction, mass, shape, and/or the pressure of the stream that emerges from them. In a nozzle, the velocity of fluid increases at the expense of its pressure energy.

Nozzle (band)

Nozzle is a guitar-based rock band from Devon in the South West of England, formed in 1995 by guitarist and songwriter Dave Blomberg, formerly with the English band New Model Army. Later it also featured members of All about Eve, Pressgang and Asylum.

Usage examples of "nozzle".

But Booce and Carlot were already tugging at pipe and nozzle, and Debby perforce joined them.

The nozzle jerked loose and tumbled along the bark with Booce wrapped around it.

Particularly when he held her apart for the nozzle of the enema bottle and began to squeeze the liquid into her bottom.

The rocket gymbals could be controlled either by a powerglove or by remote, eliminating the need for bulky armatures and a separate mounting for the exhaust nozzles.

The way to do this is to turn the hoze nozzle onto the finest setting possible.

At the same time, liquid oxygen, pumped from the nozzles instead of the hypergol, extinguished the plasma cushion, and the rocket, descending on a cold drive, regained its vision.

On the inside, the petals were studded with hundreds of black-and-silver hexagonal irradiator nozzles.

The Israeli wingman was pitching back into the fight when Johar stuffed a missile up his exhaust nozzle.

It had blast scrubbers, pulse kneaders, and flab ticklers, and it had a rack full of snap-on nozzle attachments whose purposes Leia could only guess at.

The motile had to move away and stand under a small shower nozzle to wash it off.

The tokamaks fed their power into a high-thrust ion drive, eight grid nozzles buried in a simple box structure that was fixed to the base of the ship almost as an afterthought.

On the cover was the stenciled outline of a fire extinguisher spitting bullets through its nozzle.

Filling the bulb with the liquid, Morre scraped away the clots at either end of the wound and, disregarding the fresh flow of blood, thrust the nozzle of the copper tube into one end, pressed the gory flesh tight about it and gave the bulb a powerful squeeze.

The hull shadowed them until the rising vessel had reached a good thousand meters and her thruster nozzles no longer outglared the sun.

It overshot and rebounded from a gable of frozen nitrogen, its nozzle jinking back and forth as it tried to stabilize its position.