Arrester



Also, arrestor. a person or thing that .
Electricity, .
Historical Examples

Fig. 203 shows a device known as a “saw-tooth” arrester because of its metal plates being provided with teeth.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 Kempster Miller

If you use a loop antenna, of course, no arrester is needed.
Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son John Mills

If this connection is poor it may render the arrester useless so far as protection from lightning is concerned.
Electric Transmission of Water Power Alton D. Adams

This feature is not essential in an arrester intended solely to divert lightning discharges.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 Kempster Miller

The passage of current to ground at the arrester, however, will be over a path containing nothing but wire and the arrester.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 Kempster Miller

All currents above this critical amount will operate the arrester; the larger the current, the shorter the time of operating.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 Kempster Miller

A form of Western Electric arrester particularly adapted for outside use on railway lines is shown with its cover in Fig. 210.
Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 Kempster Miller

Diamond special spark arrester is used except in straw burners.
Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson

So, too, an increase of inductance in a circuit adds to the work of an arrester in breaking an arc.
Electric Transmission of Water Power Alton D. Adams

He is the properest shape wherein they fancy Satan; for he is at most but an arrester, and hell a dungeon.
Microcosmography John Earle

noun
a person who arrests
a thing that stops or checks motion, esp a mechanism of wires for slowing aeroplanes as they land on an aircraft carrier

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