from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, wire made of an easily fusible metal and used to protect circuits from excessive currents. When the current passes a certain value, depending on the size of the wire, the latter melts, thus breaking the circuit.
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For he had just opened Harry's gift of fuse-wire and screwdrivers.
Somewhere or other there's a fuse, that's been tampered with - fuse-wire replaced by a nail or some such.
A fuse-wire is inserted in each circuit to protect the chamber from excessive current.
‘But don’t let it lead you to jump to any hasty conclusions about me,’ she added, putting her drink down carefully on the carpet while she fished about to find the fuse-wire and quickly wound a 15-amp strand in a figure of eight around the worn clasp.