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A phenomenon in which a luminous electrical discharge appears on a ship or aircraft during a storm.
- ‘St Elmo's fire is usually seen at the top of tall objects such as church steeples, trees or the wings of airplanes. Often a crackling sound is heard along with it.’
- ‘Another possibility is St Elmo's fire caused by a strong low level electrical field.’
- ‘St. Elmo's Fire has long served as an omen of heavenly intervention to sailors.’
Regarded as a sign of protection given by St. Elmo, the patron saint of sailors.
St. Elmo's fire/ˌsānt ˌelmōz ˈfī(ə)r/
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