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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fusee  \Fu*see"\,  n. 
  1.  (Railroads)  A  signal  used  principally  for  the  protection 
  of  trains,  consisting  of  a  tube  filled  with  a  composition 
  which  burns  with  a  bright  colored  light  for  a  definite 
  time. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fusee  \Fu*see"\,  n.  [See  2d  {Fusil},  and  cf  {Fuse},  n.] 
  1.  A  flintlock  gun.  See  2d  {Fusil}.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  fuse.  See  {Fuse},  n. 
 
  3.  A  kind  of  match  for  lighting  a  pipe  or  cigar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fusee  \Fu*see"\,  n.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  The  track  of  a  buck.  --Ainsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fusee  \Fu*see"\,  n.  [F.  fus['e]e  a  spindleful  fusee,  LL 
  fusata  fr  fusare  to  use  a  spindle,  L.  fusus  spindle.] 
  a  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. 
  b  A  similar  wheel  used  in  other  machinery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fusee 
  n  1:  a  friction  match  with  a  large  head  that  will  stay  alight  in 
  the  wind  [syn:  {fuzee}] 
  2:  any  device  by  which  an  explosive  charge  is  ignited  [syn:  {fuse}, 
  {fuze},  {fuzee},  {primer}] 




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