sideflash

noun

Definition of sideflash

: a disruptive discharge between a conductor traversed by an oscillatory current of high frequency (such as lightning) and neighboring masses of metal or between different parts of the same conductor

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“Sideflash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sideflash. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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