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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of fusee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind.
  • n. any device by which an explosive charge is ignited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fusee.
  • n. See fusee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
  • n. a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
  • n. a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

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