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Meaning of FUSEE

Pronunciation:  fyoo'zee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any igniter by which an explosive charge is ignited
  2. [n]  a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

FUSEE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fuse, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming
 See Also: detonating fuse, friction match, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, lucifer, match, safety fuse, time-fuse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fu*see"\, n. [See 2d {Fusil}, and cf. {Fuse}, n.]
    1. A flintlock gun. See 2d {Fusil}. [Obs.]
    2. A fuse. See {Fuse}, n.
    3. A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.
  2. \Fu*see"\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    The track of a buck. --Ainsworth.
  3. \Fu*see"\, n. [F. fus['e]e a spindleful, fusee, LL.
    fusata, fr. fusare to use a spindle, L. fusus spindle.]
    (a) The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed
        to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the
        chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a
        spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner
        that the diameter of the cone at the point where the
        chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of
        the spring.
    (b) A similar wheel used in other machinery.
  4. \Fu*see"\, n.
    1. (Railroads) A signal used principally for the protection
       of trains, consisting of a tube filled with a composition
       which burns with a bright colored light for a definite
       (a) A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous
           head which when ignited is not easily blown out even
           in a gale of wind.
       (b) A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter
           and having the usual igniting tip.