- 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 (noun)
Origin of fuseeFrench fusée, spindle, rocket, hence fusee from Medieval Latin fusata from Classical Latin fusus: see fuse