Definition of Lightning conductor

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

Exact synonyms: Lightning Rod
Generic synonyms: Conductor

Definition of Lightning conductor

1. Noun. A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point of a building and leads to the ground and protects the building from damage by lightning. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lightning Conductor

lightly armored
lightly armoured
lightning arrester
lightning bug
lightning bugs
lightning conductor (current term)
lightning conductors
lightning detector
lightning detectors
lightning injuries
lightning mapper
lightning never strikes twice in the same place
lightning rod
lightning rods
lightning strip

Literary usage of Lightning conductor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"Some electricians con- liat an insufficient lightning conductor is :han none at all, because there have been es again and again where buildings have ived ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The object of a lightning-conductor is twofold : first, and most important, to drain away ... The first object is l>est secured by the lightning-conductor ..."

3. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"A lightning conductor must have sufficient Capacity.—A lightning conductor must bo in good Connexion with the moist Sub-Soil.—Charcoal Beds to receive the ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"... of electricity of high potential obey the laws of Ohm. No more efficient lightning conductor can be devised than a cylindrical rod or a wire rope. 9. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"But so long as a conductor is straight (and a lightning-conductor must, ... A man touching a lightning-conductor, however well earthed, might perhaps ..."

6. The Electrical Review (1878)
"The electric force destroyed the top of a large chimney, knocking off part of the coping, not more than two or three feet from a lightning conductor, ..."

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