dart leader

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dart leader

[′därt ‚lēd·ər]
(geophysics)
The leader which, after the first stroke, initiates each succeeding stroke of a composite flash of lightning. Also known as continuous leader.
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I suppose the funds are falling," whispered Miss Wirt; and so, trembling and in silence, this hushed female company followed their dark leader.