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Noun: lightning rod  lIt-ning ród
  1. Someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
  2. A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning
    - lightning conductor

Derived forms: lightning rods

Type of: conductor, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Lightning rod