ray gun

noun
  1. a gun that can fire bursts of usually destructive or lethal rays: a science fiction novel whose hero has a ray gun made of gold.
  2. a child's futuristic toy gun that emits sparks, whirring noises, etc.

Origin of ray gun

First recorded in 1930–35
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ray gun

noun
  1. (in science fiction) a gun that emits rays to paralyse, stun, or destroy
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