Fusible plug
Fusible Fu"si*ble, a. [F. fusible. See {Fuse}, v. t.] CapabIe of being melted or liquefied. [1913 Webster]

{Fusible metal}, any alloy of different metals capable of being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a temperature below that of boiling water. --Ure.

{Fusible plug} (Steam Boiler), a piece of easily fusible alloy, placed in one of the sheets and intended to melt and blow off the steam in case of low water. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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