lightning conductor

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lightning conductor

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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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In addition Section 5 of Electricity at Work Act 1989 states that all lightning conductors should be visually inspected and tested at regular fixed intervals, preferably not exceeding 12 months.
Stone Technical Services is working with a range of ecclesiastical organisations as they tackle the increasing problem of the theft of lead, copper and stainless steel roof coverings, roof-flashings, copper lightning conductors and lead rainwater pipes.
Meteorology experts say school buildings are being hit because they don't have lightning conductors and are built on high ground.
Thieves, who also target school roofs and power lines, have been stealing the lead from church roofs, flashing and copper piping, and lightning conductors.
Gas pipes, statues and even church lightning conductors have all been targeted by thieves, who rip them out to sell for scrap - and the crime is costing firms across the UK millions.
The thieves have taken bells, statues, copper lightning conductors and lead from roofs.
They even took the church's lightning conductors - and today vicar Rev David Vestergaard was calling on local residents to help protect the much-loved building following the thefts which amount to more than pounds 10,000 .
The company has already fitted 12 lightning conductors to the building to bring it up to industry standards and have installed a safety rope on the pitched roof to improve access.
There's not many shows out there who tell you they're going to shower you with blood, various other fluids and the odd all-too-real fake limb or two And I doubt there's any who will call on you to come up on stage to tease the skin of Gary Stretch several inches away from his bony body or watch the Wasp Boy do some sickening things with swords, skewers and lightning conductors.
As rural guerillas their main job would have been spying on enemy forces and radioing intelligence to British commanders from churches that had radio aerials hidden behind tower lightning conductors.