spark arrester

spark arrester
noun
1. electrical device to reduce sparking when electrical contacts are opened or closed
Hypernyms: ↑electrical device
2. a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack
Syn: ↑sparker
Hypernyms: ↑net, ↑network, ↑mesh, ↑meshing, ↑meshwork

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noun
1. : a device for preventing the escape of sparks from a smokestack; especially : a framework of wire in the smokebox of a steam locomotive to arrest the escape of cinders
2. : a device to minimize or prevent electric sparking at a place where a circuit is made and broken

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1. a device, consisting of wire netting or other material, used to stop or deflect sparks thrown from an open fireplace, a smokestack, or the like.
2. Elect. a device to reduce sparking at contacts where a circuit is opened and closed.
[1825-35, Amer.]

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spark arrester,
1. anything that keeps sparks from flying, such as a piece of mesh on the top of a chimney.
2. Electricity. a device for preventing or minimizing injurious sparking at points where frequent interruptions of the circuit occur, such as in telegraph keys or relays.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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