In military munitions, a fuze (sometimes fuse) is the part of the device that initiates function. In some applications, such as torpedoes, a fuze may be identified by function as the exploder. The relative complexity of even the earliest fuze designs can be seen in cutaway diagrams.
An auxiliary device with explosive components, used to detonate a munition.
To attach a fuze to.
A cord that, when lit, conveys the fire to some explosive device.
The mechanism that ignites the charge in an explosive device.
A device to prevent the overloading of an electrical circuit.
Indicating a tendency to lose one’s temper.
“When talking about being laid off, he has a short fuse.”
A friction match for smokers’ use, having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.
To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
To melt together.
To furnish with or install a fuse.
To form a bicyclic compound from two similar or different types of ring such that two or more atoms are shared between the resulting rings