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English Dictionary: fusee by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fusee
n
  1. a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
    Synonym(s): fusee drive, fusee
  2. a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
    Synonym(s): fusee, fuzee
  3. a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind
    Synonym(s): fusee, fuzee
  4. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    Synonym(s): fuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, priming
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fusee \Fu*see"\, n.
      1. (Railroads) A signal used principally for the protection
            of trains, consisting of a tube filled with a composition
            which burns with a bright colored light for a definite
            time.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [See 2d {Fusil}, and cf. {Fuse}, n.]
      1. A flintlock gun. See 2d {Fusil}. [Obs.]
  
      2. A fuse. See {Fuse}, n.
  
      3. A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
      The track of a buck. --Ainsworth.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [F. fus[82]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.
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