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:
1965–70

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stun gun
 
n
a device designed to immobilize an animal or person temporarily without inflicting serious injury

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Example sentences
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.
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