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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A continuous train of a combustible substance enclosed in a cord or cable for setting off an explosive charge by transmitting fire to it and set to burn for a specified duration.

Usage examples (24)
  • Among the time-fuse hand grenades may be mentioned the Mills No. 5,
  • Evidently there was a second series of charges, either inefficiently wired, or with a very long time-fuse.
  • The slackers at Homeland Security had not considered the possibility that I might construct a slow chemical time-fuse to ignite a tube of fuselage-melting mousse.
  • In testing the Navy time-fuse by the watch, or michronometer, the safety-plug must be removed: otherwise the fuze will burn longer than the time for which it is marked. for more
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