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Chemical fuze

Fuze \Fuze\, n. A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.

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. See fuzee[1].

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.