Concussion fuse


Concussion fuse
Concussion Con*cus"sion, n. [L. concussio, fr. concutere, concussum, to shake violenty; con- + quatere to shake. See {Cashier}, {Quash}.] 1. A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision of two bodies. [1913 Webster]

It is believed that great ringing of bells, in populous cities, hath dissipated pestilent air; which may be from the concussion of the air. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A condition of lowered functional activity, without visible structural change, produced in an organ by a shock, as by fall or blow; as, a concussion of the brain. [1913 Webster]

3. (Civil Law) The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to yield up something of value. [1913 Webster]

Then concussion, rapine, pilleries, Their catalogue of accusations fill. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

{Concussion fuse} (Mil.), one that is ignited by the concussion of the shell when it strikes.

Syn: See {Shock}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.