[Ads-l] Well, that's unexpected - Fuse vs Fuze?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Mar 16 16:23:55 UTC 2015

> On Mar 16, 2015, at 9:15 AM, GUY LETOURNEAU Owner <guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET> wrote:
> Say, do people make a big distinction between 'fuse' and 'fuze?'
> Is 'fuse' replacing 'fuze' anyway.

"fuze"?  the military munitions term (which i hadn't known about until a few minutes ago)?

i see that NOAD2 lists FUZE as an alternative spelling for the noun FUSE.

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