fusee vs priming what difference

what is difference between fusee and priming


Etymology 1

From French fusil. Doublet of fusil.


fusee (plural fusees)

  1. A light musket or firelock.
    • 1790, Helen Maria Williams, Letters Written in France, Broadview 2002, p. 123:
      He had not been many days at the chateau, when he perceived, with surprize and consternation, that his steps were continually watched by two servants armed with fusees.
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 75:
      Breakfast being over, my father took me into his study, where, after fervently recommending me to the care of a protecting providence, he gave me a beautiful fusee, which cost him forty guineas, a pair of pistols of exquisite workmanship, and a purse containing fifty guineas in cash and a twenty-five pounds banknote.
  • fusil

Etymology 2

From French fusée, ultimately from Latin fūsus (spindle).


fusee (plural fusees)

  1. A conical, grooved pulley in early clocks.
  2. A large friction match.
    • 1914, “Saki”, ‘The Dreamer’, Beasts and Superbeasts, Penguin 2000 (Complete Short Stories), page 322:
      A comfortable hammock on a warm afternoon would appeal to his indolent tastes, and then, when he was getting drowsy, a lighted fusee thrown into the nest would bring the wasps out in an indignant mass, and they would soon find a ‘home away from home’ on Waldo’s fat body.
  3. A fuse for an explosive.
  4. (US) A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad.
  5. A fusil, or flintlock musket.

Etymology 3



fusee (plural fusees)

  1. The track of a buck.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)

Etymology 4

fuse +‎ -ee.


fusee (plural fusees)

  1. One who, or that which, fuses or is fused; an individual component of a fusion.
    • 2002, Philosophical Topics, volume 30, issue 1, page 276:
      This is the fusion of two people who are neurally and biologically (and so, psychologically) identical. Setting aside issues about intensional content, when these differ, such a fusion would clearly produce someone who is exactly like what either of the fusees would have been like had the fusion not occurred.


  • eFuse



  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹaɪmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪmɪŋ


priming (plural primings)

  1. (psychology) The implicit memory effect in which exposure to a stimulus influences response to a subsequent stimulus.
  2. A substance used as a primer.
  3. The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.
  4. The carrying over of water, with the steam, from the boiler, as into the cylinder.




  1. present participle of prime

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