Kort nozzle


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Kort nozzle

[′kȯrt ‚näz·əl]
(naval architecture)
A cylindrical tube enclosing a screw propeller on a ship to decrease the tip losses and increase the efficiency; the walls of the tube are streamlined where clear of the ship's hull; adopted in many river towboats and recently in large tankers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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