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arrester

[ə′res·tər]
(electricity)
(engineering)
A wire screen at the top of an incinerator or chimney which prevents sparks or burning material from leaving the stack.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

arrester

1. At the top of an incinerator or chimney, a wire screen which prevents sparks or burning material from leaving the stack.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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