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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fusee \Fu*see"\, noun [See 2d {Fusil}, and cf. {Fuse}, noun]

1. A flintlock gun. See 2d {Fusil}. [Obs.]

2. A fuse. See {Fuse}, noun

3. (a) A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind. (b) A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time. It is used principally for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a {flare} or {railroad flare}. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fusee \Fu*see"\, noun [Etymol. uncertain.] The track of a buck. --Ainsworth.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fusee \Fu*see"\, noun [F. fus['e]e a spindleful, fusee, LL. fusata, fr. fusare to use a spindle, L. fusus spindle.] (a) The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring. (b) A similar wheel used in other machinery. Fusel

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fusee

noun

1: a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring [syn: {fusee drive}, {fusee}]

2: a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains [syn: {fusee}, {fuzee}]

3: a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind [syn: {fusee}, {fuzee}]

4: any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant [syn: {fuse}, {fuze}, {fusee}, {fuzee}, {primer}, {priming}]


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