Definition of lightning conductor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


lightning conductor

BrE BrE//ˈlaɪtnɪŋ kəndʌktə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪtnɪŋ kəndʌktər//
(British English) (North American English lightning rod) Parts of a house
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a long straight piece of metal or wire leading from the highest part of a building to the ground, put there to prevent lightning damaging the building See related entries: Parts of a house