- a wooden friction match having a large head, formerly used when a larger than normal flame was needed.
- a red flare light, used on a railroad as a warning signal to approaching trains.
- Horology. a spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring.
- fuse1(def 1).
Origin of fusee
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Historical Examples of fusee
Old muskets fired by a fusee, with a prong to rest the barrel on.An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet
A. Henry Savage Landor
The principle of the "drum and fusee" action will be understood from Fig. 201.How it Works
I cautiously presented my fusee but did not dare to fire against the orders.Crooked Trails
The other day, on the pier at Boulogne, I lit a fusee for the purpose of having a smoke.Days and Nights in London
J. Ewing Ritchie
Nothing daunted he sought his fusee case; there was just one left in it.Thelma
- (in early clocks and watches) a spirally grooved spindle, functioning as an equalizing force on the unwinding of the mainspring
- a friction match with a large head, capable of remaining alight in a wind
- an explosive fuse
Word Origin for fusee
also fuzee, type of light musket, 1660s, from French fusil (see fusilier).