Taser

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Photograph of a Taser
Police-issue X26 Taser

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Acronym of Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle. After the fictional character created by Edward Stratemeyer in 1910 and especially the volume Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle (1911).

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Taser

  1. A high-voltage stun gun made by Taser International; an electroshock gun.

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Taser (third-person singular simple present Tasers, present participle Tasering, simple past and past participle Tasered)

  1. to stun with a Taser
    • 2008 April 2, Jenny May, “Mentor police will purchase”:
      "In one incident, a large, vicious dog was coming at an officer and he was able to Taser the dog rather than shoot it," Llewellyn said.

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Taser m (genitive Tasers, plural Taser)

  1. taser

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