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  1. Also ar·res·tor. a person or thing that arrests.
  2. Electricity. lightning arrester.
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Origin of arrester

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