- a mechanical or electronic device to detonate an explosive charge, especially as contained in an artillery shell, a missile, projectile, or the like.
- fuse1(def 1).
Origin of fuze
Examples from the Web for fuze
Historical Examples of fuze
The mortar did not use a wad, because a wad prevented the fuze of the shell from igniting.
Fuze—a device to ignite the charge of a shell or other projectile.
The main trouble with this fuze, however, was that it did not always ignite!
The ends of the match were crossed into a sort of rosette at the head of the fuze.
If the fuze had to be withdrawn, there was a fuze extractor for the job.
- mainly US a variant spelling of fuse 1
see fuse (n.).