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Fusee


FUSEE', noun s as z. [Latin fusus, a spindle, from fundo, fudi, fusum.]

The cone or conical part of a watch or clock, round which is wound the chain or cord.

FUSEE', noun s as z.

1. A small neat musket or firelock. But we now use fusil.

2. fusee or fuse of a bomb or granade, a small pipe filled with combustible matter by which fire is communicated to the powder in the bomb; but as the matter burns slowly, time is given before the charge takes fire, for the bomb to reach its destination.

3. The track of a buck.