Etymology
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nozzle (n.)

mid-15c., noselle "socket on a candlestick," diminutive of nose (n.); with -el (3). Meaning "small spout" is attested by 1680s.

updated on July 15, 2019

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Definitions of nozzle from WordNet

nozzle (n.)
a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged;
Synonyms: nose
nozzle (n.)
informal terms for the nose;
Synonyms: beak / honker / hooter / snoot / snout / schnozzle / schnoz
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