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 for Percussion fuze
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuze \Fuze\, n.
     A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a
     shell, etc. See Fuse, n.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Percussion \Per*cus"sion\ (p[~e]r*k[u^]sh"[u^]n), n. [L.
     percussio: cf. F. percussion. See Percuss.]
     1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against
        another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or
        report. --Sir I. Newton.
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     2. Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock;
        impression of sound on the ear.
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              The thunderlike percussion of thy sounds. --Shak.
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     3. (Med.) The act of tapping or striking the surface of the
        body in order to learn the condition of the parts beneath
        by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the
        fingers. Percussion is said to be immediate if the blow is
        directly upon the body; if some intervening substance, as
        a pleximeter, is, used, it is called mediate.
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     Center of percussion. See under Center.
  
     Percussion bullet, a bullet containing a substance which is
        exploded by percussion; an explosive bullet.
  
     Percussion cap, a small copper cap or cup, containing
        fulminating powder, and used with a percussion lock to
        explode gunpowder.
  
     Percussion fuze. See under Fuze.
  
     Percussion lock, the lock of a gun that is fired by
        percussion upon fulminating powder.
  
     Percussion match, a match which ignites by percussion.
  
     Percussion powder, powder so composed as to ignite by
        slight percussion; fulminating powder.
  
     Percussion sieve, Percussion table, a machine for sorting
        ores by agitation in running water.
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