Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A projecting part with an opening, as at the end of a hose, for regulating and directing a flow of fluid.
  • n. Slang The human nose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The nose; the snout; hence, the projecting vent of anything.
  • n.
  • n. A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See nozle.
  • An obsolete form of nuzzle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
  • n. informal terms for the nose

Etymologies

Middle English noselle, socket on a candlestick, diminutive of nose; see nose.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From earlier nosle, equivalent to nose +‎ -le (diminutive/agent suffix). (Wiktionary)

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