Origin of arrester
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If you use a loop antenna, of course, no arrester is needed.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son
A form of Western Electric arrester particularly adapted for outside use on railway lines is shown with its cover in Fig. 210.
Inserting a plug in the hole between the two line plates connects the line wires directly together at the arrester.
Fig. 203 shows a device known as a "saw-tooth" arrester because of its metal plates being provided with teeth.
This feature is not essential in an arrester intended solely to divert lightning discharges.
- 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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