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fusee (n.)

also fuzee, type of light musket, 1660s, from pronunciation of French fusil (see fusilier). As the name of a type of match used in lighting cigars and pipes by 1832, from fusee as a variant of fuse (n.).

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Definitions of fusee

fusee (n.)
a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring;
Synonyms: fusee drive
fusee (n.)
a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains;
Synonyms: fuzee
fusee (n.)
a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind;
Synonyms: fuzee
fusee (n.)
any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant;
Synonyms: fuse / fuze / fuzee / primer / priming
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