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. (Trademark) Used for a conductive electrical weapon stun gun made by Taser International.

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  1. to operate a TASER brand conducted electrical weapon (stun gun).
    • 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.
    • 2014 August 25, Jefferson City Police seek approval for new tasers, “KMIZ”:
      "If the funding for these new tasers is approved, the entire JCPD will have to be re-trained on the tasers, but luckily they won't all have to be tased again."

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Taser m (genitive Tasers, plural Taser)

  1. taser

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