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Lightning conductor   /lˈaɪtnɪŋ kəndˈəktər/   Listen
Lightning conductor

noun
1.
A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning.  Synonym: lightning rod.






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"Lightning conductor" Quotes from Famous Books



... perils where many have seen us, No tyrant, a kind friend, a patient instructor, And I've felt some strange element flashing between us, Till the saddle seem'd turn'd to a lightning conductor. ...
— Poems • Adam Lindsay Gordon



Words linked to "Lightning conductor" :   conductor, lightning rod



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