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.
References in classic literature ?
I suppose the funds are falling," whispered Miss Wirt; and so, trembling and in silence, this hushed female company followed their dark leader.
Another characteristic of dark leaders results from escalation of commitment, the tendency for decision makers to persist with failing courses of action (Brockner, 1992).
Since under dark leaders in the communist system people had little chance to experience success and build their personal confidence and sense of efficacy, they have been left with low self-efficacy (Oettingen, 1995).