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Noun: arrester  u'res-tu(r)
  1. A restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    - arrester hook

Derived forms: arresters

Type of: constraint, restraint

Part of: aircraft carrier, attack aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Arrester