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Definition of Fuses
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.
Fuse Fuse, or Fuze plug Fuze, plug .
1. (Ordnance) A plug fitted to the fuse hole of a shell to
hold the fuse.
2. A fusible plug that screws into a receptacle, used as a
fuse in electric wiring.
FuseFuse Fuse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fused (fuzd); p. pr. & vb. n.
Fusing.] [L. fusus, p. p. of fundere to pour, melt, cast.
See Foundo to cast, and cf. Futile.]
1. To liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt.
2. To unite or blend, as if melted together.
Whose fancy fuses old and new. --Tennyson. FuseFuse Fuse, v. i.
1. To be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be
melted; to melt.
2. To be blended, as if melted together.
Fusing point, the degree of temperature at which a
substance melts; the point of fusion. FuseFuse Fuse, n. [For fusee, fusil. See 2d Fusil.] (Gunnery,
A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of
which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; --
called also fuzee. See Fuze.
Fuse hole, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception
of the fuse. --Farrow.
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