Dictionary > Fuze

Fuze

Fuze
a tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, chemical fuze, a fuze in which substances separated until required for action are then brought into contact, and uniting chemically, produce explosion. Concussion fuze, a fuze ignited by the striking of the projectile. Electric fuze, a fuze which is ignited by heat or a spark produced by an electric current. Friction fuze, a fuze which is ignited by the heat evolved by friction. Percussion fuze, a fuze in which the ignition is produced by a blow on some fulminating compound. Time fuze, a fuze adapted, either by its length or by the character of its composition, to burn a certain time before producing an explosion.


You will also like...

squirrel
Animal Water Regulation

Animals adapt to their environment in aspects of anatomy, physiology, and behavior. This tutorial will help you understa..

green plant cells
Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells

Plant cells have plastids essential in photosynthesis. They also have an additional layer called cell wall on their cell..

Hominid
The Hominids

The hominid family diversified from the apes around 6 to 8 million years ago. Since then, the evolutionary path has prov..

Muscle
Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. Learn about the different types of muscle tissues in this t..

Control of body movement
Control of Body Movement

Some of the body movements can be controlled at will, others cannot. The body has a motor program, which is the pattern ..

Principles of Hormonal Control Systems
Principles of Hormonal Control Systems

Hormones are essential in the regulation of the activity of the various biological systems of the human body. The ineffi..