Definition of safety fuse in English:

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safety fuse


1A protective electric fuse.
Example sentences
  • They have a jar rack, gasket, dial or weighted gauge, an automatic vent/cover lock, a vent port (steam vent) to be closed with a counterweight or weighted gauge, and a safety fuse.
  • Free speech is the ‘safety fuse’ of liberty. ‘Hate Speech’ is a nonsense.
2A fuse that burns at a constant slow rate, used for the controlled firing of a detonator.
Example sentences
  • He enclosed gunpowder in a tight fabric wrapping to create the first safety fuse.

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Syllabification: safe·ty fuse

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