lightning arrester


Definition of lightning arrester

: a device for protecting an electrical apparatus from damage by lightning

Examples of lightning arrester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While attending Auburn, then called the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, Hutchison patented a lightning arrester for use on telegraph lines. Kelly Kazek |, al, "Alabama inventor was Edison’s ‘right-hand man’," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of lightning arrester

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Lightning arrester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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