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English noun: fusee

1. fusee (artifact) a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring

Synonymsfusee drive

Broader (hypernym)drive

Part meronymclock

2. fusee (artifact) a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains


Broader (hypernym)flare

3. fusee (artifact) a friction match with a large head that will stay alight in the wind


Broader (hypernym)friction match, lucifer, match

4. fusee (artifact) any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant

Synonymsfuse, fuze, fuzee, primer, priming

Broader (hypernym)igniter, ignitor, light, lighter

Narrower (hyponym)detonating fuse, safety fuse, time-fuse

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