Definitions for back shock or stroke of lightning
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word back shock or stroke of lightning
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
Back Shock or Stroke of Lightning
A lightning stroke received after the main discharge of the lightning, and caused by a charge induced in neighboring surfaces by the main discharge. The discharge affects the evenness of distribution of surrounding surfaces so that a species of secondary discharge is required to make even the distribution, or to supply charge where needed to bind an opposite one. The effects are much lese severe as a rule than those of the main charge, although the back stroke has caused death. The back stroke is sometimes felt a considerable distance from the place of the original lightning stroke. Synonym--Return Stroke.
Find a translation for the back shock or stroke of lightning definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these back shock or stroke of lightning definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"back shock or stroke of lightning." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/back shock or stroke of lightning>.