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time fuse

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Definition of time fuse in English:

noun

A fuse calculated to burn for or explode a bomb, shell, or explosive charge at a specified time.
Example sentences
  • The bombs were set free from the container at 5,000 feet by a time fuse and then exploded on contact with the ground.
  • Its contract to develop an electronic time fuse for mortars that illuminate an area ran into snafus.
  • But this one has a sort of delayed time fuse, as it were.

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