Meaning of FUSE in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Italian fuso spindle, from Latin fusus, of unknown origin

Date: 1644

1 : a continuous train of a combustible substance enclosed in a cord or cable for setting off an explosive charge by transmitting fire to it

2 also fuze : a mechanical or electrical detonating device for setting off the bursting charge of a projectile, bomb, or torpedo

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.