static discharger

(redirected from Static dischargers)

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Static dischargers of various designs have been standard equipment on many airplanes for decades--and they generally get ignored--and abused.