static discharger

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static discharger

[′stad·ik ′dis‚chär·jər]
(electricity)
A rubber-covered cloth wick about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long, sometimes attached to the trailing edges of the surfaces of an aircraft to discharge static electricity in flight.
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Static dischargers of various designs have been standard equipment on many airplanes for decades--and they generally get ignored--and abused.
Parts supplier Aircraft Spruce and Specialty stocks a healthy supply of static dischargers for certified and experimental aircraft.