from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A nozzle or similar fixture through which the blast is delivered to the interior of a blast furnace, or to the fire of a forge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nozzle, mouthpiece, or fixture through which the blast is delivered to the interior of a blast furnace, or to the fire of a forge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as twyer.
From French tuyère, from Middle French tuyere, from Old French toiere ("pipe-hole"), from tuyau, tueil, tudel ("pipe"), from Frankish *thūta (“pipe”), from Proto-Germanic *þeutōn (“pipe, channel, flow”), from Proto-Germanic *þeutanan (“to howl, roar, resound”), from Proto-Indo-European *tu-, *tutu- (“bird-cry, shriek”). Cognate with Old Saxon theuta ("pipe, water-channel"), Old High German watardioza ("water-opening"), Old English þēote ("pipe, channel"), Dutch tuit ("spout, nozzle"), Icelandic þjótandi ("the name of an artery"), Icelandic þjóta ("to rush, whistle"). (Wiktionary)