surge protector

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surge protector

n.
A portable device containing one or more electrical outlets that protects equipment plugged into it from a surge in current.

surge′ protec`tor


n.
a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high-voltage electrical surges.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surge protector - electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in currentsurge protector - electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
suppresser, suppressor - an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
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