ray gun

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noun

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.
a child's futuristic toy gun that emits sparks, whirring noises, etc.

Nearby words

  1. rawsthorne,
  2. rax,
  3. ray,
  4. ray floret,
  5. ray flower,
  6. ray, john,
  7. ray, man,
  8. ray, satyajit,
  9. ray-finned fish,
  10. rayah

Origin of ray gun

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for ray gun

ray gun

noun

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