Origin of conductor
OTHER WORDS FROM conductorcon·duc·to·ri·al [kon-duhk-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivecon·duc·tor·ship, nounmul·ti·con·duc·tor, adjectivepre·con·duc·tor, noun
How to use conductor in a sentence
So many of the conductors were Irish immigrants that the IRT was colloquially called the “Irish Rapid Transit.”Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years, 100 Facts|Sarah Begley|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The few conductors who have tried to include his compositions in concerts have stirred controversy.What’s Behind Israel’s Unofficial Ban on Wagner?|Dan Ephron|June 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dancers dress like train conductors and come out doing handsprings.Live from Victoria's Secret|Jacob Bernstein|November 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
"Perhaps—in a sense—we are Lightning Conductors, you know," pursued my companion.
Even girls offered themselves as conductors and motormen on street cars.
They proved themselves competent for conductors, but they found the work of motorman too strenuous.
Copper is one of the best conductors of electricity known, and hence the wires in the center are made of that metal.
But conductors are no more infallible than other people, and once in a blue moon in going through a train they miss a passenger.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for conductor
Derived forms of conductorconductorship, nounconductress (kənˈdʌktrɪs), fem n
Scientific definitions for conductor
Cultural definitions for conductor
A material through which electric current (see also current) can pass. In general, metals are good conductors. Copper or aluminum is normally used to conduct electricity in commercial and household systems. (Compare insulator.)