So many of the conductors were Irish immigrants that the IRT was colloquially called the “Irish Rapid Transit.”
It was composed of ex-motormen and conductors in part, with a sprinkling of friends and sympathisers.
My bed was brought after me, and I was then left to myself by my conductors.
Directly back to the road over which the young soldiers had come their conductors led the way.
I suppose some firm makes them in great quantities for motormen and conductors.
When we arrived in Buxa I had thought the buildings well protected, as conductors ran down every chimney in bungalow and barrack.
Instead of opposing his progress, they became the conductors and guides of his army.
The conductors on the magnet coils are likewise carefully protected from harm by metal coverings.
At a place which I cannot locate our German conductors were exchanged for French conductors.
Line loss ordinarily refers to the percentage of total power consumed in the conductors at maximum load.
1520s, "one who leads or guides," from Middle French conductour (14c., Old French conduitor), from Latin conductor "one who hires, contractor," in Late Latin "a carrier," from conductus, past participle of conducere (see conduce).
Earlier in same sense was conduitour (early 15c., from Old French conduitor). Meaning "leader of an orchestra or chorus" is from 1784; meaning "one who has charge of passengers and collects fares on a railroad" is 1832, American English. Physics sense of "object or device that passes heat" is from 1745; of electricity from 1737.
conductor con·duc·tor (kən-dŭk'tər)
A substance or medium that conducts heat, light, sound, or especially an electric charge.
An instrument or probe having a groove along which a knife is passed in slitting open a sinus or fistula; a grooved director.
A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound. Electrical conductors contain electric charges (usually electrons) that are relatively free to move through the material; a voltage applied across the conductor therefore creates an electric current. Insulators (electrical nonconductors) contain no charges that move when subject to a voltage. Compare insulator. See also resistance, superconductivity.