- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /laɪt.ˈseɪ.bə(ɹ)/
- (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /laɪt.ˈseɪ.bɚ/
- Hyphenation: light‧sa‧ber
lightsaber (plural lightsabers)
- (science fiction) A sword having a blade made of a powerful beam of light. [from 1977.]
2006 September, Steve Tomkins, “Icon of the Month No. 82: Dr Who”, in Simon Jones, editor, Third Way, volume 29, number 7, Harrow, London: Third Way Trust, ISSN 0309-3492, page 24:
- This was the era of Star Wars, the reinvention of science fiction with the homely Luke Skywalker. But even Luke had the Force and a tie-fighter. The Doctor was a humanist, and his spacecraft was an obsolete phone box redolent of bobbies with whistles. He would never resort to lightsabre against villains, preferring to confront them with jelly babies.
2008 November, “Collecting”, in Boys' Life, volume XCVIII, number 11, Irving, Tx.: Boy Scouts of America, ISSN 0006-8608, page 52:
- Poster Power / Get the scheme behind the scene with Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection. This boxed set includes five double-sided posters with blueprints of the Death Star, R2-D2, and C-3PO, lightsabers and blasters, Darth Vader and the Millennium Falcon.
- lightsabre (Britain and elsewhere outside the US)
a fictional type of sword