Fuze

Definition of Fuze

n.1.A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.
Chemical fuze
a fuze in which substances separated until required for action are then brought into contact, and uniting chemically, produce explosion.
Concussion fuze
a fuze ignited by the striking of the projectile.
Electric fuze
a fuze which is ignited by heat or a spark produced by an electric current.
Friction fuze
a fuze which is ignited by the heat evolved by friction. See fuzee{1}.
Percussion fuze
a fuze in which the ignition is produced by a blow on some fulminating compound.
Time fuze
a fuze adapted, either by its length or by the character of its composition, to burn a certain time before producing an explosion.

Related Words

detonating fuse, fuse, fusee, fuzee, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, primer, priming, safety fuse, time-fuse
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