lightning conductor


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lightning conductor

or

lightning rod

n
(Electrical Engineering) a metal strip terminating in a series of sharp points, attached to the highest part of a building, etc, to discharge the electric field before it can reach a dangerous level and cause a lightning strike
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Noun1.lightning conductor - a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the groundlightning conductor - a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
Translations

lightning conductor

, (US) lightning rod
nBlitzableiter m; he is a lightning rod for controversy (US fig) → er gibt immer Anlass zu Kontroversen

lightning conductor

lightning rod (Am) nparafulmine m
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She said: "It hit our lightning conductor - the damage was to a bit of stone work, broken window and a broken lightning conductor.
A DARLINGTON apprentice has won national recognition - as Best Lightning Conductor Engineer.
The history of lightning protection goes back to the lightning conductor, known as a lightning rod in the United States, which was invented by one of America's Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin in 1749.
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A HUMAN lightning conductor catches half a million volts of electricity in a death-defying stunt to launch a UK science festival.
But given his performance throughout, can either really leave him on the backbenches when and if they take charge, where he can act as a lightning conductor for dissent when the Government hits troubled times?
Five of them made a dangerous climb up the building's 15 metre lightning conductor while others laden with food and water set up camp.
Who developed the first lightning conductor in the USA during the 18th century?
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Jake Caldwell, of Stone Technical Services (STS) in Darlington, was named Best Lightning Conductor Engineer at the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group Apprentice Awards, which recognise the achievements of apprentices in the sector.
Rather like Rooney, Carroll is like a lightning conductor for attention.