arrester

[uh-res-ter]

noun

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

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 arrestor

arrester

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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