Pronunciation: (fyOO-zē'), [key]
1. a wooden friction match having a large head, formerly used when a larger than normal flame was needed.
2. a red flare light, used on a railroad as a warning signal to approaching trains.
3. Horol.a spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring.
4. fuse1 (def. 1). Also,fuzee.
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