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Noun: fusee  fyoo'zee
  1. A spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
    - fusee drive, fuzee [N. Amer]
  2. [N. Amer] A coloured flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
    - fuzee [N. Amer]
  3. A friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
    - fuzee [N. Amer]
  4. Any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    - fuse, fuze [N. Amer], fuzee [N. Amer], primer, priming

Derived forms: fusees

Type of: drive, flare, friction match, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, lucifer, match

Part of: clock

Encyclopedia: Fusee