Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Simplified spellings of fuse, fusion.
  • noun See fuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See fuse, n.
  • noun a fuze in which substances separated until required for action are then brought into contact, and uniting chemically, produce explosion.
  • noun a fuze ignited by the striking of the projectile.
  • noun a fuze which is ignited by heat or a spark produced by an electric current.
  • noun a fuze which is ignited by the heat evolved by friction. See fuzee{1}.
  • noun a fuze in which the ignition is produced by a blow on some fulminating compound.
  • noun a fuze adapted, either by its length or by the character of its composition, to burn a certain time before producing an explosion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An alternative spelling of fuse in the sense of a detonator.
  • verb To attach a fuze or similar detonator.

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

  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

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