Meaning of FUSE in English


n. & v. (also fuze)

n. 1 a device for igniting a bomb or explosive charge, consisting of a tube or cord etc. filled or saturated with combustible matter. 2 a component in a shell, mine, etc., designed to detonate an explosive charge on impact, after an interval, or when subjected to a magnetic or vibratory stimulation. fit a fuse to. fuseless adj.

[ It. fuso f. L fusus spindle ]

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