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Noun: safety fuse  seyf-tee fyooz
  1. A slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance
  2. An electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    - fuse, electrical fuse

Derived forms: safety fuses

Type of: electrical device, fuse, fusee, fuze [N. Amer], fuzee [N. Amer], primer, priming

Encyclopedia: Safety fuse