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1 a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring [syn: fusee drive]
2 a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains [syn: fuzee]
3 a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind [syn: fuzee]
4 any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant [syn: fuse, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming]

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  1. A conical, grooved pulley in early clocks
  2. A large friction match
  3. A fuse for an explosive
  4. A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad

Extensive Definition

Fusee, or fusée, can mean:
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