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[uh-res-ter] /əˈrɛs tər/
Also, arrestor. a person or thing that arrests.
Electricity, lightning arrester.
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English arester. See arrest, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • But such ships would cost even more, as they require a steam catapult, arrester wires and a bigger crew.
  • The net free area of the spark arrester shall be not less than four times the net free area of the outlet of the chimney.
  • arrester may use a combination of internal gaps and valves or valves only.
  • The plastic can did not have a pressure release or flash arrester.
  • Energy absorption requirements need to be identified to determine the appropriate arrester characteristic and size.
  • Add a spark arrester to off-road vehicles and other small internal combustion engines such as generators.
  • Additionally, the lightning arrester protection incoming to the mine should be tied to the utility ground or substation ground.
  • Sparkover voltage measurements, with a specified time rise, measured arrester performance.
  • The flame arrester was constructed from aluminum, a metal that is not recommended for methyl alcohol service.
  • The arrester had parted between the metal cap and porcelain body with the cap remaining attached to the pigtail wire.
British Dictionary definitions for arrester


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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