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(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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|Noun||1.||lightning 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.
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lightning conductor, (US) lightning rod
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lightning conductorlightning rod (Am) n → parafulmine m
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