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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