The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]
1. A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil. [Obs.]
2. A fuse. See Fuse, n.
(a) A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous
head which when ignited is not easily blown out even
in a gale of wind.
(b) A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter
and having the usual igniting tip.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
4. A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube
filled with a composition which burns with a bright
colored light for a definite time. It is used principally
for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating
an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or