lightning conductor Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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lightning conductornoun [C]

uk   us   UK (also mainly US lightning rod)

lightning conductor noun [C] (METAL STRIP)

a ​strip of ​metal, going from the ​highestpoint of a ​building to the ​ground, that ​preventslightning from ​damaging the ​building by taking the ​electricity to the ​ground before it can ​reach a ​dangerouslevel

lightning conductor noun [C] (FOR CRITICISM)

someone or something that ​takes all the ​blame or ​criticism in a ​situation, ​although other ​people or things are ​responsible too: In a ​harsheconomicclimate, ​payrises for ​politicians have ​become a ​lightningconductor for ​criticism.
(Definition of lightning conductor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lightning conductor”
in Chinese (Simplified) 避雷针…
in Chinese (Traditional) 避雷針…
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