lightning conductor

(redirected from lightning conductors)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

lightning conductor

, 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

Lightning conductor

A metal device that leads an electrical charge from a strike by lightning safely to the ground; typically a braided copper wire connected to a lightning rod on the roof and grounded to a water pipe or other underground metal conductor.

lightning conductor

[′līt·niŋ kən‚dək·tər]
(electricity)
A conductor designed to carry the current of a lightning discharge from a lightning rod to ground.

lightning conductor, lightning rod

lightning conductor
A metallic cable or rod, running from the highest point on the roof of a building (and insulated from it) to the ground; protects the building, should lightning strike, by providing a direct path to ground.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Portfolio Analysis - Lightning Conductors is a comprehensive evaluation of the UK market.
Two weeks ago part of the building's lightning conductor was stolen for its copper piping.
The contract is for the modernization of existing and installation of new OPGW lightning conductors on selected lines of 220 kV and 400 kV (4 relations).
Prior Information Notice: Ref: 2015 / 101 lightning conductors, fall arrest systems and radio masts reactive maintenance.
Prior Information Notice: Ref: 2015 / 062 lightning conductors, fall arrest systems and radio masts servicing and maintenance.
Sh: Providing Iei, Fans Including Fittings, Lt Panel, Exit Signage, Foot Light, Control Panel And Lightning Conductors Etc.
Tenders are invited for Providing Internal Electrical Installation, Fans Including Fittings, Lt Panel, Exit Signage, Foot Light, Control Panel And Lightning Conductors Etc.
Tenders are invited for Construction of balance portion of office/adm block at bop bhujalipara of 13 bn bsf under shq bsf jalpaiguri,hq nb ftr bsf sh pdg ei fans and lightning conductors
Tenders are invited for Construction of balance portion of office/adm block at bop b s bari of 104 bn bsf under shq bsf jalpaiguri,hq nb ftr bsf sh pdg ei fans and lightning conductors
Tenders are invited for providing ei fans and lightning conductors in connection with Construction of balance portion of office/adm block at bop upenchouki of 13 bn bsf under shq bsf jalpaiguri hq nb ftr bsf
Tenders are invited for Providing of electrical Installation fans and lightning conductors in connection with Construction of balance portion of office/adm block at bop changrabandha of 104 bn bsf under shq bsf jalpaiguri,hq nb ftr bsf