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

 

lightning conductor

 noun
noun
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