What does the word fusee mean?

Usage examples for fusee

  1. This day at noon, when we attended the winding- up of the watches, the fusee of Mr Arnold's would not turn round, so that after several unsuccessful trials we were obliged to let it go down. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. On Feb 29th I went to Cambridge with my Paper on the Going Fusee. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  3. The French at New Orleans translated his surname, and called him Pierre Fusee- on his return the Pierre stuck to him, and rendered into English as Peter, and he was called Peter Flint ever afterward. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)