A device which prevents a certain action. For example, a spark arrester is a special pipe mounted in the end of the exhaust pipe which prevents any burning gasses from coming out with the possible danger of igniting any combustibles in the area (i.e., setting the forest on fire).

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  • arrester — ARRESTER. v. act. Empescher d aller, faire cesser le mouvement. On a arresté le Courier. il s enfuit. arrestez, arrestez. arrester tout court. arrester un cheval. on a arresté l horloge. arrester l eau dans un reservoir. arrester une fluxion.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Arrester — Ar*rest er, n. 1. One who arrests. [1913 Webster] 2. (Scots Law) The person at whose suit an arrestment is made. [Also written {arrestor}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrester — /euh res teuhr/, n. 1. Also, arrestor. a person or thing that arrests. 2. Elect. See lightning arrester. [1400 50; late ME arester. See ARREST, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • arrester — noun a) One who places under arrest. b) A device that stops or prevents, as a spark arrester that prevents sparks from being released to start fires …   Wiktionary

  • arrester — iškroviklis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas elektrinėms grandinėms sujungti ir išjungti elektros išlydžiu ore, dujose, vakuume arba kietajame dielektrike. atitikmenys: angl. arrester; spark gap vok. Ableiter,… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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  • arrester — matuoklio stabdiklis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. arrester vok. Arretiervorrichtung, f; Sperre, f rus. арретир, m pranc. dispositif de blocage, m; mécanisme de blocage, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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  • arrester gear — noun Shock absorbing transverse cables on an aircraft carrier s deck for the arrester hook of an alighting aircraft to catch on • • • Main Entry: ↑arrest * * * arrester gear or arrester wire, British. arresting gear …   Useful english dictionary

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