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Variant of fusee.
(Chemistry) a variant spelling of fusee
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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|Noun||1.||fuzee - 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
|2.||fuzee - a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind|
|3.||fuzee - 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)