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Taser

Syllabification: Ta·ser
Pronunciation: /ˈtāzər
 
/

Definition of Taser in English:

noun

A weapon firing barbs attached by wires to batteries, causing temporary paralysis.
Example sentences
  • The weapon was a taser, a stun gun that temporarily numbs your body with 50,000 volts of energy.
  • There was pepper spray, tasers, stun guns, and you know, stuff like that.
  • If you want to arm pilots, it would be much smarter to give them billy clubs or tasers.

verb

(taser or tase) [with object] Back to top  
Fire a Taser at (someone) in order to incapacitate them temporarily.
Example sentences
  • During protests over the past two days, at least a few students were tasered.
  • This year, after a 16-year-old was hit by a speeding police car, with no sirens or flashing lights, her distraught boyfriend was tasered.
  • I got pepper sprayed and tasered.

Origin

1970s: from the initial letters of Tom Swift's electric rifle (a fictitious weapon), on the pattern of laser.

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