nozzle

A nozzle is the spout at the end of a hose that water flows through.

Any kind of fluid — oil, gasoline — can move through a tube and squirt out of a nozzle, but we usually think of water in a hose, with the nozzle controlling the spray. The root of nozzle is nose, which — if you use a little imagination — describes the shape of most nozzles.

Definitions of nozzle
  1. noun
    a projecting spout from which a fluid is discharged
    synonyms: nose
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    types:
    showerhead
    a perforated nozzle that showers water on a bather
    type of:
    spout
    an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  2. noun
    informal terms for the nose
    synonyms: beak, honker, hooter, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout
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    type of:
    nose, olfactory organ
    the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
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