arrester

[ uh-res-ter ]
/ əˈrɛs tər /
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noun

Also ar·res·tor. a person or thing that arrests.
Electricity. lightning arrester.

Nearby words

  1. arrest of judgment,
  2. arrestable,
  3. arrestant,
  4. arrested,
  5. arrestee,
  6. arresting,
  7. arresting gear,
  8. arrestive,
  9. arrestment,
  10. arretine

Origin of arrester

First recorded in 1400–50, arrester is from the late Middle English word arester. See arrest, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for arrester

arrester

/ (əˈrɛstə) /

noun

a person who arrests
a thing that stops or checks motion, esp a mechanism of wires for slowing aeroplanes as they land on an aircraft carrier
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