stun gun
noun Date: 1967 a weapon designed to stun or immobilize (as by electric shock) rather than kill or injure the one affected

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  • stun gun — stun guns N COUNT A stun gun is a device that can immobilize a person or animal for a short time without causing them serious injury …   English dictionary

  • stun gun — n a weapon that produces a very strong electric current and can be used to make animals or people unconscious …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stun gun — stun ,gun noun count a weapon that produces an electric shock that makes someone unable to move for a short time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stun gun — stun′ gun n. mil a hand held weapon that releases an electric charge or a tranquilizer dart to immobilize a person or animal • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • stun gun — n. a hand held battery operated device that delivers a powerful electrical shock upon contact: used for self defense and law enforcement …   English World dictionary

  • stun gun — noun a weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high voltage electric shock • Syn: ↑stun baton • Hypernyms: ↑weapon, ↑arm, ↑weapon system * * * noun : a weapon designed to stun or immobilize (as by an electric… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stun gun — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stun gun : singular stun gun plural stun guns a weapon that produces an electric shock that makes someone unable to move for a short time …   English dictionary

  • stun gun — /ˈstʌn gʌn/ (say stun gun) noun 1. a weapon which administers a mild electric shock to a person, sufficient to temporarily stun them. 2. (formerly) a long barrelled gun that fires a small weighted bag containing sand, bird shot, etc., used for… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stun gun — A stun gun can be:*An electroshock weapon, a real weapon that temporarily disables a person with electric shock: with some forms by contact or at a distance. *Some directed energy weapons, real or fictional *Various science fiction weapons *The… …   Wikipedia

  • stun gun — 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, esp. by police, to immobilize a person briefly and without injury. 2. any of various hand held weapons… …   Universalium

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