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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bickford  fuse  \Bick"ford  fuse\  or  fuze  \fuze\,  or  Bickford  match 
  \Bickford  match\ 
  A  fuse  used  in  blasting,  consisting  of  a  long  cylinder  of 
  explosive  material  inclosed  in  a  varnished  wrapping  of  rope 
  or  hose.  It  burns  from  2  to  4  feet  a  minute. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuse  \Fuse\,  or  Fuze  \Fuze\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  A  wire,  bar,  or  strip  of  fusible  metal  inserted  for  safety  in 
  an  electric  circuit.  When  the  current  increases  beyond  a 
  certain  safe  strength,  the  metal  melts,  interrupting  the 
  circuit  and  thereby  preventing  possibility  of  damage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fuze  \Fuze\,  n. 
  A  tube,  filled  with  combustible  matter,  for  exploding  a 
  shell,  etc  See  {Fuse},  n. 
 
  {Chemical  fuze},  a  fuze  in  which  substances  separated  until 
  required  for  action  are  then  brought  into  contact  and 
  uniting  chemically,  produce  explosion. 
 
  {Concussion  fuze},  a  fuze  ignited  by  the  striking  of  the 
  projectile. 
 
  {Electric  fuze},  a  fuze  which  is  ignited  by  heat  or  a  spark 
  produced  by  an  electric  current. 
 
  {Friction  fuze},  a  fuze  which  is  ignited  by  the  heat  evolved 
  by  friction. 
 
  {Percussion  fuze},  a  fuze  in  which  the  ignition  is  produced 
  by  a  blow  on  some  fulminating  compound. 
 
  {Time  fuze},  a  fuze  adapted,  either  by  its  length  or  by  the 
  character  of  its  composition,  to  burn  a  certain  time 
  before  producing  an  explosion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fuze 
  n  :  any  device  by  which  an  explosive  charge  is  ignited  [syn:  {fuse}, 
  {fusee},  {fuzee},  {primer}] 




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