Con*duct"or(kn*dk"tr), n. [LL., a carrier, transporter, L., a lessee.] 1. One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.
Zeal, the blind conductor of the will.Dryden.
2. One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.
(Mus.) The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.
(Physics) A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.
(Surg.) A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director.
(Arch.) Same as Leader.
(Elec.), the largest conductor of an electrical machine, serving to collect, accumulate, or retain the electricity.
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