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Variant of fuse1.
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chiefly US a variant spelling of fuse1
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n., v. fuzed, fuz•ing. n.
1. a mechanical or electronic device to detonate an explosive charge.
3. Also, fuse. to attach a fuze to (a bomb, mine, etc.).
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A device which initiates an explosive train. See also base fuze; boresafe fuze; impact action fuze; proximity fuze; self-destroying fuze; shuttered fuze; time fuze.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: fuzed
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|Noun||1.||fuze - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant|
detonating fuse - a fuse containing an explosive
igniter, ignitor, lighter, light - a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; "do you have a light?"
safety fuse - a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance
time-fuse - a fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb)
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