Bickford fuse

Related to Bickford fuse: safety fuse

Bick´ford fuse


1.A fuse used in blasting, consisting of a long cylinder of explosive material inclosed in a varnished wrapping of rope or hose. It burns from 2 to 4 feet a minute.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.