Synonyms and Antonyms for lightning-rod

1. lightning rod (n.)

someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another

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2. lightning rod (n.)

a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning

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3. lightning (n.)

abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light

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4. lightning (n.)

the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more

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5. rod (n.)

a long thin implement made of metal or wood

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6. rod (n.)

any rod-shaped bacterium

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7. rod (n.)

a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light

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8. rod (n.)

a linear measure of 16.5 feet

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9. rod (n.)

a gangster's pistol

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10. rod (n.)

a square rod of land

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