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arrester

[ uh-res-ter ]

noun

  1. Also arrestor. a person or thing that arrests.
  2. Electricity. lightning arrester.


arrester

/ əˈrɛstə /

noun

  1. a person who arrests
  2. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of arrester1

First recorded in 1400–50, arrester is from the late Middle English word arester. See arrest, -er 1

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Example Sentences

The fault was found in a lightning arrester which one of the operators had neglected in the cable hut.

That illustrated by c is made by the method explained under "A Spray Arrester."

It may, however, be made with two internal seals of the class described under "A Spray Arrester."

Sans se destourner et sans s'arrester au bruit des jappereaux qui crient après luy.

But there is great danger of setting a fire if an engine is run with wood or straw without the spark arrester.

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