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Lightning rod   /lˈaɪtnɪŋ rɑd/   Listen
Lightning rod

noun
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.  Synonym: lightning conductor.






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Words linked to "Lightning rod" :   mortal, individual, somebody, someone, conductor, lightning conductor, soul, person



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