Taser

Taser

[tey-zer]
Trademark.
Often, TASER. a brand name for a gunlike device that uses propelled wires or direct contact to electrically stun and incapacitate a person temporarily.
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Taser (ˈteɪzə)
 
n
1.  trademark a weapon that fires electrical probes that give an electric shock, causing temporary paralysis
 
vb
2.  (tr) to stun (someone) with a taser

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Main Entry:  Taser
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to use a Taser on someone, a small gunlike device that fires electric darts to incapacitate a person temporarily
Example:  On the TV show, the sleuth Tasers anyone who scares her.
Etymology:  1976
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Word Origin & History

Taser
1972, formed from the initials of Tom Swift's electric rifle, a fictitious weapon.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
taser
teleactive shock electronic repulsion [temporary immobilizer]
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