Electric 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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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fuze — Fuse Fuse, or Fuze Fuze, n. (Elec.) A wire, bar, or strip of fusible metal inserted for safety in an electric circuit. When the current increases beyond a certain safe strength, the metal melts, interrupting the circuit and thereby preventing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fuze plug — Fuse plug Fuse plug, or Fuze plug Fuze plug . 1. (Ordnance) A plug fitted to the fuse hole of a shell to hold the fuse. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A fusible plug that screws into a receptacle, used as a fuse in electric wiring. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chemical 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Concussion 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Friction 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Time 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contact fuze — A contact fuze, percussion fuze or direct action (D.A.) fuze (UK) is the fuze that is placed in the nose of a bomb or shell so that it will detonate on contact with a hard surface. Many impacts are unpredictable: they may involve a soft surface,… …   Wikipedia

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