|Origin:||fuso 'spindle (= long thin part which turns around)', from Latin fusus|
a short thin piece of wire inside electrical equipment which prevents damage by melting and stopping the electricity when there is too much power:
two 13 amp fuses
I taught him how to change a fuse.
blow a fuse (=make it melt by putting too much electricity through it)
2 also fuze American EnglishSCB
a thing that delays a bomb, firework etc from exploding until you are a safe distance away, or makes it explode at a particular time
if someone has a short fuse, they get angry very easily