a wooden friction match having a large head, formerly used when a larger than normal flame was needed.
a red flare light, used on a railroad as a warning signal to approaching trains.
Horology. a spirally grooved, conical pulley and chain arrangement for counteracting the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring.
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a variant spelling of fusee
(in early clocks and watches) a spirally grooved spindle, functioning as an equalizing force on the unwinding of the mainspring
a friction match with a large head, capable of remaining alight in a wind
an explosive fuse
also fuzee, type of light musket, 1660s, from French fusil (see fusilier).
[fuhz] /fʌz/ noun 1. loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter. 2. a mass or coating of such matter: the fuzz on a peach. 3. Slang. a man’s very short haircut, similar to a crew cut. 4. a blur: That photo is all fuzz. 5. a distorted sound from an electric musical instrument, especially a guitar, […]
[fuhz-bawl] /ˈfʌzˌbɔl/ noun 1. a puffball. A DEC LSI-11 running a particular suite of homebrewed software written by Dave Mills and assorted co-conspirators, used in the early 1980s for Internet protocol testbedding and experimentation. These were used as NSFnet backbone sites in its early 56KB-line days. A few were still active on the Internet in […]
- Fuzz box
noun 1. (music) an electronic device that breaks up the sound passing through it, used esp by guitarists
[fuhz-buhs-ter] /ˈfʌzˌbʌs tər/ Trademark. 1. a brand name for an electronic device that alerts the driver of an automobile to the presence of radar units used by police to measure vehicle speed. noun A device that detects police radar signals: Rauch discovered that I had a Fuzzbuster, designed to warn me of radar traps [mid-1970s+; […]