fusee

Primary Meanings of fusee

1.
n
a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
2.
n
a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
Full Definitions of fusee
1

n a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind

Synonyms:
fuzee
Type of:
friction match, lucifer, match
lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction

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

Synonyms:
fuse, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming
Types:
detonating fuse
a fuse containing an explosive
safety fuse
a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance
time-fuse
a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
Type of:
igniter, ignitor, light, lighter
a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

n a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains

Synonyms:
fuzee
Type of:
flare
a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
2

n a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring

Synonyms:
fusee drive
Type of:
drive
a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

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