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Definition of "arrester" []

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

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Use "arrester" in a sentence
  • "GOELZ: And -- and you can have these things called arrester beds that will stop an overrun, but you really need 500 or 650 feet of arrester bed to stop a plane."
  • "The MPs' report, out on Tuesday, makes clear the quick decision to adapt the carriers to fly US-made Joint Strike Fighters, taking off by catapult and landing by arrester wires, will increase the planes' cost as well as that of the carriers, but by how much will not be known until December 2012."
  • "The catapult/arrester arrangement enables British aircraft to land on French carriers, and vice versa – increasing co-operation; the UK version also has longer range and carries heavier weapons."