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stun gun

noun
1.
a battery-powered, hand-held weapon that fires an electric charge when held against a person and activated by a trigger or button, used, especially by police, to immobilize a person briefly and without injury.
2.
any of various hand-held weapons that shoot small pellet-filled bags, tranquilizer darts, darts attached to electric wires, or the like to immobilize a person or animal briefly and without injury.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • One bat is composed of a stun gun, baseball bat and axe, while the other is built with a samurai sword in lieu of the axe.
  • The defendant used a remote stun gun or an authorized remote stun gun in the commission of the offense.
  • The suspect was armed with what appeared to be a stun gun and a knife.
  • Further investigation revealed an illegally possessed stun gun.
British Dictionary definitions for stun gun

stun gun

noun
1.
a device designed to immobilize an animal or person temporarily without inflicting serious injury
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