Fusee

Definition of Fusee

Fu`see´
n.1.A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil.
2.A fuse. See Fuse, n.
3.A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.
4.A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time. It is used principally for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or railroad flare.
1.The track of a buck.
1.The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.

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clock, drive, fusee drive
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