Con*duct"or (?), n. [LL., a carrier, transporter, L., a lessee.]
One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.
Zeal, the blind conductor of the will.
One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.
The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.
A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.
A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director.
Same as Leader.
Prime conductor Elec., the largest conductor of an electrical machine, serving to collect, accumulate, or retain the electricity.
© Webster 1913.