Percussion fuze
Fuze Fuze, n. A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See {Fuse}, n. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Percussion fuze — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Percussion — Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The effect of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion bullet — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion cap — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion lock — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion match — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion powder — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion sieve — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Percussion table — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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