Definition of zapper in English:


Syllabification: zap·per
Pronunciation: /ˈzapər


  • 1A remote control for a television, video, or other piece of electronic equipment.
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    • A remote zapper for the central locking would also be welcome.
    • If you cannot make it to the National Arena get that zapper ready for the televised action which is sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
    • Lesson One in this world is that the customer, with his finger on the zapper, the mouse, or the remote, wields control as never before.
  • 2North American An electronic device used for killing insects: a bug zapper
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    • Electric bug zappers kill more beneficial insects than mosquitoes.
    • Research shows that bug zappers kill plenty of insects, such as June bugs and moths, but not many mosquitoes.
    • It is unfortunate that gadgets such as zappers, ultrasound devices, citronella and other ‘natural ‘repellents don't work.

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