Definition of safety fuse in US English:

safety fuse


  • 1A protective electric fuse.

    • ‘They have a jar rack, gasket, dial or weighted gauge, an automatic vent/cover lock, a vent port (steam vent) to be closed with a counterweight or weighted gauge, and a safety fuse.’
    • ‘Free speech is the ‘safety fuse’ of liberty. ‘Hate Speech’ is a nonsense.’
  • 2A fuse that burns at a constant slow rate, used for the controlled firing of a detonator.

    • ‘He enclosed gunpowder in a tight fabric wrapping to create the first safety fuse.’