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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fu•seefyuˈzi(n.)(pl.)-sees or -zees.

or fu•zee

  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.

    Category: Railroads

  3. a spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of an uncoiling mainspring in a watch.

    Category: Horology

  4. Ref: fuse1 (def. 1). 1 1

Origin of fusee:

1580–90; < MF fusée spindleful, der. of OF *fus spindle. See fuse1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fusee drive, fusee(noun)

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

  2. fusee, fuzee(noun)

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

  3. fusee, fuzee(noun)

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

  4. fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming(noun)

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


  1. fusee(Noun)

    A conical, grooved pulley in early clocks.

  2. fusee(Noun)

    A large friction match.

  3. fusee(Noun)

    A fuse for an explosive.

  4. fusee(Noun)

    A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad

  5. Origin: From fusée, ultimately from fusus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fusee(noun)

    a flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil

  2. Fusee(noun)

    a fuse. See Fuse, n

  3. Fusee(noun)

    a kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar

  4. Fusee(noun)

    a small packet of explosive material with wire appendages allowing it to be conveniently attached to a railroad track. It will explode with a loud report when run over by a train, and is used to provide a warning signal to the engineer

  5. Fusee(noun)

    the track of a buck

  6. Fusee(noun)

    the cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring

  7. Fusee(noun)

    a similar wheel used in other machinery


  1. Fusee

    Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down. G. Baillie stated of the fusee, "Perhaps no problem in mechanics has ever been solved so simply and so perfectly."

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a rocket firework that explodes in brilliant colourful sparks.

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