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 for Fuse hole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuse \Fuse\, n. [For fusee, fusil. See 2d Fusil.] (Gunnery,
     Mining, etc.)
     1. A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means
        of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; --
        called also fuzee. See Fuze.
        [1913 Webster]
     Fuse hole, the hole in a shell prepared for the reception
        of the fuse. --Farrow.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mil.) a mechanism in a bomb, torpedo, rocket, or
        artillery shell, usually having an easily detonated
        explosive charge and activated by the shock of impact,
        which detonates the main explosive charge. Some fuses may
        have timing mechanisms, delaying the explosion for a short
        time, or up to several days after impact. Fuses activated
        by other mechanisms more sophisticated than impact, such
        as proximity or heat, are used in modern weapons such as
        antiaircraft or antimissile missiles.
        [PJC] Fuse

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