Ajutage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ajutage A tube through which water is discharged; an efflux tube; as, the ajutage of a fountain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ajutage Prop erly, a short tube, or nozle, inserted into the wall of a vessel or into the end of a pipe, so shaped as to offer the least frictional resistance to the outflow of a liquid. The cross-section of an ajutage is generally circular; longitudinally, the most advantageous section approaches that of two frustums of cones with their smaller bases in contact. The word is also used for the spout or nozle of a funnel or of a fountain. Sometimes spelled adjutage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ajutage ad′joo-tāj a tube adjusted to an orifice through which water is discharged.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ajutage, for ajoutage, fr. ajouter, to add, LL. adjuxtare, fr. L. ad, + juxta, near to, nigh. Cf. Adjutage Adjustage Adjust
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—Fr. ajouter. See Adjust.

Usage

In literature:

A very strong tube is fixed to the cock, Ro', and to the ajutage, A'.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, Sep. 26, 1891" by Various
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