lightning conductor

lightning rod

noun

a metal strip terminating in a series of sharp points, attached to the highest part of a building, etc, to discharge the electric field before it can reach a dangerous level and cause a lightning strike

Nearby words

  1. lightness,
  2. lightning,
  3. lightning arrester,
  4. lightning bug,
  5. lightning chess,
  6. lightning never strikes twice in the same place,
  7. lightning rod,
  8. lightning stroke,
  9. lightplane,
  10. lightproof

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