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Noz"zle (?), n. [A dim. of nose. &root;261] [Written also nosle.]

1.

The nose; the snout; hence, the projecting vent of anything; as, the nozzle of a bellows.

2. Specifically: (a)

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

(b)

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.

 

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