Definitions of fusee

  1. any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
  2. a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
  3. A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil.
  4. A fuse. See Fuse, n.
  5. A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.
  6. A small packet of explosive material with wire appendages allowing it to be conveniently attached to a railroad track. It will explode with a loud report when run over by a train, and is used to provide a warning signal to the engineer.
  7. The track of a buck.
  8. The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.
  9. A similar wheel used in other machinery.
  10. A signal used principally for the protection of trains, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time.
  11. A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
  12. A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
  13. A kind of match, used for setting fire to tobacco. Also, fuzee.
  14. A match or cigar light: a fuse: a fusil.
  15. The spindle in a watch or clock on which the chain is wound.
  16. Flint- lock gun.
  17. A match not extinguishable by wind.
  18. A flint lock musket.
  19. A spirally grooved cone to equalize motion in a watch.
  20. The cone of a watch or clock, round which the chain is wound.
  21. A small neat musket or firelock; a fusil; a match used by smokers for igniting tobacco; a fuse; the track of a buck.
  22. A match; a cigar- light.
  23. The cone or conical part of a watch or clock round which the chain is wound.