safety fuse


Definition of safety fuse

1 : a fuse that burns slowly for communicating fire to a detonator or blasting cap and that consists usually of a train of fine black powder surrounded by a tight wrapping

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First Known Use of safety fuse

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Safety fuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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