Fusee definition

fyo͝o-zē
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.
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A colored flare used as a warning signal for trucks and railroad trains.
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A match with a large head capable of burning in a wind.
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A combustible fuse for detonating explosives.
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(archaic) A friction match with a large head, able to burn in a wind.
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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.
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A large friction match.
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A fuse for an explosive.
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(US) A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad.
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A fusil, or flintlock musket.
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The track of a buck.

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A colored flare used as a signal by trainmen, truck drivers, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fusee
Plural:
fusees

Origin of fusee

  • From French fusée spindle, rocket, flare, fuse, fusee from Old French spindleful of thread from fus spindle from Latin fūsus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fusée, ultimately from Latin fūsus (“spindle”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Uncertain.

    From Wiktionary