lightning arrester

noun

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 | Kkazek@al.com, al, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lightning%20arrester. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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