fuse box


noun

a housing for electric fuses

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Example sentences from the Web for fuse box

  • Beside the door was the fuse-box of the lighting system of the house.

    The Master Mystery|Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  • The bullet struck the fuse-box on the opposite wall and all the lights went out.

    The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace