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English Dictionary: fuze by the DICT Development Group
4 results for fuze
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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]:
   Bickford fuse \Bick"ford fuse\ [or] fuze \fuze\, or Bickford
   match \Bickford match\
      A fuse used in blasting, consisting of a long cylinder of
      explosive material inclosed in a varnished wrapping of rope
      or hose. It burns from 2 to 4 feet a minute.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuse \Fuse\, [or] Fuze \Fuze\, n. (Elec.)
      A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in
      an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a
      certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the
      circuit and thereby preventing possibility of damage.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fuze \Fuze\, n.
      A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a
      shell, etc. See {Fuse}, n.
      {Chemical fuze}, a fuze in which substances separated until
            required for action are then brought into contact, and
            uniting chemically, produce explosion.
      {Concussion fuze}, a fuze ignited by the striking of the
      {Electric fuze}, a fuze which is ignited by heat or a spark
            produced by an electric current.
      {Friction fuze}, a fuze which is ignited by the heat evolved
            by friction.
      {Percussion fuze}, a fuze in which the ignition is produced
            by a blow on some fulminating compound.
      {Time fuze}, a fuze adapted, either by its length or by the
            character of its composition, to burn a certain time
            before producing an explosion.
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