atom smasher

noun Physics.
accelerator ( def 7 ).

Origin:
1935–40

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atom smasher
 
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physics the nontechnical name for accelerator

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atom smasher  
See particle accelerator.
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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.
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