railroad flare
Fusee Fu*see", n. [See 2d {Fusil}, and cf. {Fuse}, n.] 1. A flintlock gun. See 2d {Fusil}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. A fuse. See {Fuse}, n. [1913 Webster]

3. (a) A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind. (b) A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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}. [PJC]


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