fuze


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fuze \Fuze\, n.
   A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a
   shell, etc. See Fuse, n.
   [1913 Webster]

   Chemical fuze, a fuze in which substances separated until
      required for action are then brought into contact, and
      uniting chemically, produce explosion.

   Concussion fuze, a fuze ignited by the striking of the
      projectile.

   Electric fuze, a fuze which is ignited by heat or a spark
      produced by an electric current.

   Friction fuze, a fuze which is ignited by the heat evolved
      by friction. See fuzee[1].

   Percussion fuze, a fuze in which the ignition is produced
      by a blow on some fulminating compound.

   Time fuze, a fuze adapted, either by its length or by the
      character of its composition, to burn a certain time
      before producing an explosion.
      [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fuse \Fuse\, or Fuze \Fuze\, n. (Elec.)
   A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in
   an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a
   certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the
   circuit and thereby preventing possibility of damage. It
   serves the same function as a circuit breaker.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
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