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death ray

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noun
  1. a hypothetical ray that destroys life from a distance.

Origin of death ray

First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for death ray

Historical Examples

  • The gray scales had turned dead black in the area where the death-ray had struck him.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus

    John Murray Reynolds

  • Teuxical, as I understand it, just gave you a slight shock with his death-ray device.


British Dictionary definitions for death ray

death ray

noun
  1. an imaginary ray capable of killing
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