death ray

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

Origin of death ray

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby death ray Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use death ray in a sentence

  • They have that death ray, but it's not quite as deadly as we might have feared, solely because our ships could outmaneuver them.

    The Black Star Passes | John W Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for death ray

death ray

  1. an imaginary ray capable of killing

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