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Lightning rods

LC control 98003376
LC classificationNK8459.L54 Decorative arts
Topical headingLightning rods
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Variant(s)Air terminals (Lightning rods)
Rods, Lightning
See alsoLightning conductors
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Found inWork cat.: 98143584: Barnes, R. The lightning rod collectibles price guide, 1997.
American heritage dict. (lightning rod; rod, def. 1e: a lightning rod)
Building design and construction handbook, 1982: p. 3-49 ("The key element in diverting lightning away from a building is an air terminal or lightning rod, a conductor that projects into the air at least 12 in above the roof...Alternatively, a continuous wire conductor or a grid of such conductors may be placed along the highest points of a roof.")
Means illus. construction dict. (lightning conductor, lightning rod: a cable or rod built of metal that protects a building from lightning by providing a direct link to ground)
Olin, H. Construction: principles, materials & methods, 1990: p. 606-22 ("A lightning protection system includes: (1) air terminals (lightning rods), (2) main conductors, (3) branch conductors, (4) lightning arrestors, and (5) ground connections")
Putnam, R. Architectural and building trades dict., 1982 (lightning rod: one of a system of metal rods extending from above the highest point of a building to the ground, thus protecting the building from damage by lightning. Also called lightning conductor.)
Putnam, R. Builder's comprehensive dict., 1989 (lightning rod: metal conductor placed on the high point of a building to receive lightning and thus protect the building. The conductor runs to ground.)
Random House (lightning rod: a rodlike conductor installed to divert lightning away from a structure...)
Stein, J. Construction glossary, 1993 (lightning conductor: conductor designed to carry the current of a lightning discharge from a lightning rod to ground; lightning rod: metallic rod installed on an exposed elevation or roof of a structure...)
Traister, J. Illus. dict for building construction, 1993 (air terminal: a metal rod and its brace or footing on the roof of a building for lightning protection)
Web. 3 (lightning conductor: a conductor leading from a lightning rod to the ground; lightning rod: a metallic rod set up on a building or mast and connected with the moist earth or ware below to diminish the chances of destructive effect by lightning)