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also fu·zee  (fyo͞o-zē′)
1. A usually cone-shaped pulley with a spiral groove, used in a cord- or chain-winding clock to maintain even travel in the timekeeping mechanism as the force of the mainspring lessens in unwinding.
a. A colored flare used as a warning signal for trucks and railroad trains.
b. A match with a large head capable of burning in a wind.
c. A combustible fuse for detonating explosives.

[From French fusée, spindle, rocket, flare, fuse, fusee, from Old French, spindleful of thread, from fus, spindle, from Latin fūsus.]
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(fjuːˈziː) or


1. (Horology) (in early clocks and watches) a spirally grooved spindle, functioning as an equalizing force on the unwinding of the mainspring
2. (Chemistry) a friction match with a large head, capable of remaining alight in a wind
3. (Chemistry) an explosive fuse
[C16: from French fusée spindleful of thread, from Old French fus spindle, from Latin fūsus]
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or fu•zee


n., pl. -sees or -zees.
1. a wooden friction match having a large head, formerly used when a larger than normal flame was needed.
2. a red flare light, used on a railroad as a warning signal to approaching trains.
3. a spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of an uncoiling mainspring in a watch.
[1580–90; < Middle French fusée spindleful, derivative of Old French *fus spindle. See fuse1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fusee - a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspringfusee - a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
clock - a timepiece that shows the time of day
drive - a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
2.fusee - a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
flare - a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
3.fusee - a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
friction match, match, lucifer - lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"; "as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"
4.fusee - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
detonating fuse - a fuse containing an explosive
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
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)
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The analysis of sequence data of 16 frequently studied housekeeping genes (atpA, dnaE, dnaK, fusA, leuA, odhI, rpoB, atpD, groES, groEU, groEL2, inf B, recA, recN, rpoA, and sodA) of 15 C.
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