Noz"zle (?), n. [A dim. of nose. &root;261] [Written also nosle.]
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.
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.
© Webster 1913.