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Meaning of LIGHTNING ROD

Pronunciation:  'lItning râd

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning
  2. [n]  someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
 
 Synonyms: lightning conductor
 
 See Also: conductor, human, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

 

 

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