lightning conductor

lightning rod


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

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  • Lightning-conductor, too—your mother says she isn't afraid of storms if there is a man in the house.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • There is, for instance, a model of the first lightning-conductor.

    From a Terrace in Prague

    Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

  • Only the butts are provided with a lightning-conductor, and in it are five markers.

    Thunder and Lightning

    Camille Flammarion

  • It has a lightning-conductor, because the store was a year ago struck by lightning.

    The Inferno

    August Strindberg

  • This scene will act as a lightning-conductor, catch it on its way and render it harmless.

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern