Fuse plug

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1.(Ordnance) A plug fitted to the fuse hole of a shell to hold the fuse.
2.A fusible plug that screws into a receptacle, used as a fuse in electric wiring.
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placement of silty clay and red sand material at the site of the existing fuse plug to raise the embankment crest to the same level as that of the adjoining existing level.
FERC guidelines and industry standards call for a fuse plug to serve as an emergency spillway when the discharge capacity of the existing service spillway is exceeded in an extreme event and to wash out in a controlled fashion.
The first takes place at relatively low-speed, below the energy levels required to melt the wheel's fuse plug.