fuze

[ fyooz ]
/ fyuz /
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noun

a mechanical or electronic device to detonate an explosive charge, especially as contained in an artillery shell, a missile, projectile, or the like.

verb (used with object), fuzed, fuz·ing.

Also fuse. to attach a fuse or fuze to (a bomb, mine, etc.).

Nearby words

  1. futurity stakes,
  2. futurology,
  3. futz,
  4. futz around,
  5. fuxin,
  6. fuzee,
  7. fuzhou,
  8. fuzz,
  9. fuzz box,
  10. fuzz tone

Origin of fuze

First recorded in 1635–45; variant of fuse1

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British Dictionary definitions for fuze

fuze

/ (fjuːz) /

noun

mainly US a variant spelling of fuse 1
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Word Origin and History for fuze

fuze

n.

see fuse (n.).

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