Definition of ajutage in English:

ajutage

(also adjutage)

noun

  • Originally: the outlet tube or mouthpiece of a fountain. Later also: a nozzle or mouthpiece attached to a pipe or aperture so as to facilitate the flow of liquid out of it or to determine the character of the flow.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From French ajutage nozzle or mouthpiece attached to a pipe or aperture so as to facilitate the flow of liquid out of it or to determine the character of the flow from ajuster + -age. In some forms probably influenced by association with formations in classical Latin ad- ad-.

Pronunciation

ajutage

/ˈadʒʊtɪdʒ//əˈdʒuːtɪdʒ/