lightning arrester

lightning arrester
noun
electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
Hypernyms: ↑suppressor, ↑suppresser

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noun
1. : any of various devices for protecting an electrical apparatus and its operator from injury by a momentary abnormal rise of voltage caused by lightning or other surges
2. : a protective device usually used in parallel with a radio set to carry accumulations of static electricity and minor lightning discharges to the ground without going through the radio set

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a device for preventing damage to radio, telephonic, or other electric equipment from lightning or other high-voltage currents, using spark gaps to carry the current to the ground without passing through the device. Also called arrester.
[1855-60]

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lightning arrester,
a device to protect electrical apparatus from damage by lightning by carrying to the ground the excess voltage produced by lightning discharges.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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