spark arrester

noun

Definition of spark arrester

1 : 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
2 : a device to minimize or prevent electric sparking at a place where a circuit is made and broken

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“Spark arrester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spark%20arrester. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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