(In science fiction) a beam or ray capable of killing.
- Then Superman, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk battled Dr Octopus, having only two hours to shut off his death ray before it destroyed the world.
- Where, pray tell me, are our superheroes going to get changed next time Lex Luthor unleashes his brain-melting death ray.
- You'll just zap me with your death ray when we're halfway across the river and I'm all defenseless.
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