fusee

Definitions of fusee
  1. noun
    a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
    synonyms: fuzee
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    type of:
    friction match, lucifer, match
    lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
  2. noun
    any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    synonyms: fuse, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming
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    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
  3. noun
    a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
    synonyms: fuzee
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    type of:
    flare
    a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  4. noun
    a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
    synonyms: fusee drive
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    type of:
    drive
    a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
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