Definition of taser in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteɪzə/


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.


(also tase)
Fire a taser at (someone) in order to incapacitate them temporarily.
Example sentences
  • And hey, if they get out of line, they can always taser them into submission.
  • Get out of the car, if you walk, otherwise I'm going to taser you.
  • The police must have felt overwhelmed and would naturally need to taser the groom or risk having to use deadly force instead.


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

Words that rhyme with taser

appraiser, blazer, eraser, Fraser, gazer, glazer, grazer, laser, mazer, praiser, razor, salmanazar, Weser

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