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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fusee drive, fuseenoun

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

  2. fusee, fuzeenoun

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

  3. fusee, fuzeenoun

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

  4. fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, primingnoun

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


  1. Fuseenoun

    A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time. It is used principally for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or railroad flare.


  1. fuseenoun

    A conical, grooved pulley in early clocks.

  2. fuseenoun

    A large friction match.

  3. fuseenoun

    A fuse for an explosive.

  4. fuseenoun

    A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad

  5. Etymology: From fusée, ultimately from fusus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fusee

    of a bomb or granado shell, is that which makes the whole powder or composition in the shell take fire, to do the designed execution. ’Tis usually a wooden pipe or tap filled with wildfire, or some such matter; and is intended to burn no longer than is the time of the motion of the bomb from the mouth of the mortar to the place where it is to fall, which time Anderson makes twenty-seven seconds. John Harris

  2. Fusee

    Track of a buck. Robert Ainsworth

  3. Fuseenoun

    Etymology: fuseau, French.

    The reason of the motion of the balance is by the motion of the next wheel, and that by the motion of the next, and that by the motion of the fusee, and that by the motion of the spring: the whole frame of the watch carries a reasonableness in it, the passive impression of the intellectual idea that was in the artist. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.


  1. fusee

    A fusee is a cone-shaped gear or a component found in various mechanical devices such as timekeeping mechanisms (like clocks and watches) and emergency flares. In the context of horology, the fusee helps in maintaining a constant force to drive the timekeeping mechanism, even as the mainspring unwinds. In the context of flares, the fusee is the part that is ignited to start the flare burning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fuseenoun

    a flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil

  2. Fuseenoun

    a fuse. See Fuse, n

  3. Fuseenoun

    a kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar

  4. Fuseenoun

    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. Fuseenoun

    the track of a buck

  6. Fuseenoun

    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. Fuseenoun

    a similar wheel used in other machinery

  8. Etymology: [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]


  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fusee

    Fuzee, fū-zē′, n. the spindle in a watch or clock on which the chain is wound: a match used for lighting a pipe or cigar in the open air: a fuse: a fusil.—adj. Fū′siform, spindle-shaped: tapering at each end. [O. Fr. fusée, a spindleful—Low L. fusata—L. fusus, a spindle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fusee in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fusee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. conveyance
    • B. ternion
    • C. ditch
    • D. secession

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