spark arrester


: 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
: a device to minimize or prevent electric sparking at a place where a circuit is made and broken

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“Spark arrester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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