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ray gun

a gun that can fire bursts of usually destructive or lethal rays:
a science fiction novel whose hero has a ray gun made of gold.
a child's futuristic toy gun that emits sparks, whirring noises, etc.
Origin of ray gun
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for ray gun

ray gun

(in science fiction) a gun that emits rays to paralyse, stun, or destroy
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