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arrester

[uh-res-ter] /əˈrɛs tər/
noun
1.
Also, arrestor. a person or thing that arrests.
2.
Electricity, lightning arrester.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English arester. See arrest, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for arrestor

arrester

/əˈrɛstə/
noun
1.
a person who arrests
2.
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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