HyperDic: safety_fuse

English > 2 senses of the expression safety fuse:
NOUNartifactsafety fusea slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter
artifactsafety fuse, fuse, electrical fusean electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
English > safety fuse: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance.
Broaderfuse, fuze, fusee, fuzee, primer, primingAny igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
English > safety fuse: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded.
Synonymsfuse, electrical fuse
Narrowercartridge fuseA fuse cased in a tube
circuit breaker, breakerA device that trips like a switch and opens the circuit when overloaded
plug fuseA fuse with a thread that screws into a socket
Broaderelectrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
Spanishfusible, plomo
Catalanfusible, plom

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