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atom smasher

noun, Physics.
accelerator (def 7).
Origin of atom smasher
1935-40 Unabridged
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  • Invented the first cyclotron, an atom smasher that could fit in the palm of a hand.
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  • Historic atom smasher reduced to rubble and revelry.
  • And if you did understand, you would pull out pencil and paper, microscope and atom smasher to try and answer.
British Dictionary definitions for atom smasher

atom smasher

(physics) the nontechnical name for accelerator (sense 2)
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atom smasher in Science
atom smasher  
See particle accelerator.
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