- Archaic a friction match with a large head, able to burn in a wind
- ⌂ a colored flare used as a signal by trainmen, truck drivers, etc.
- in an old-fashioned clock or watch, a grooved cone upon which the cord from the spring container was unwound to equalize the force of the spring
- fuse ()
Origin of fuseeFrench fusée, spindle, rocket, hence fusee ; from Medieval Latin fusata ; from Classical Latin fusus: see fuse
- A usually cone-shaped pulley with a spiral groove, used in a cord- or chain-winding clock to maintain even travel in the timekeeping mechanism as the force of the mainspring lessens in unwinding.
- a. A colored flare used as a warning signal for trucks and railroad trains.b. A match with a large head capable of burning in a wind.c. A combustible fuse for detonating explosives.
Origin of fuseeFrom French fusée, spindle, rocket, flare, fuse, fusee, from Old French, spindleful of thread, from fus, spindle, from Latin f&umacron;sus.
OriginSee also: fusée