lightning arrester

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lightning arrester electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lightning arrester (Telegraphy) a device, at the place where a wire enters a building, for preventing injury by lightning to an operator or instrument. It consists of a short circuit to the ground interrupted by a thin nonconductor over which lightning jumps. Called also lightning discharger.
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Usage

In literature:

Chicago Task Force arrests Knight Lightning.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Sketch and describe the saw-tooth lightning arrester.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
We eat and drink and wait to be arrested, not by sunshine, but lightning.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864" by Various
Incidentally, radio antennae should be properly grounded and have an approved lightning arrester.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Here was this mad creature to be arrested, this flash of lightning to be seized, this thunderbolt to be crushed.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Of course on an indoor aerial there's no need of a lightning arrester.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
Mr. Gibson understood the importance of lightning arresters, but was not prepared to apply them in his home.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
A lightning flash and a thunder clap at last arrested his attention.
"The Chalice Of Courage" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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