conductor


conductor
conductor 1520s, "one who leads or guides," from M.Fr. conductour (14c., O.Fr. conduitor), from L. conductor "one who hires, contractor," in L.L. "a carrier," from conductus, pp. of conducere (see CONDUCE (Cf. conduce)). Earlier in same sense was conduitour (early 15c., from O.Fr. conduitor). Meaning "leader of an orchestra or chorus" is from 1784; meaning "one who has charge of passengers and collects fares on a railroad" is 1832, Amer.Eng. Physics sense of "object or device that passes heat" is from 1745; of electricity from 1737.

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