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noun
a battery-powered, handheld weapon that fires an electric charge when held against a person and activated by a trigger or button, used, especially by police, to immobilize a person briefly and without injury.
any of various handheld weapons that shoot small pellet-filled bags, tranquilizer darts, darts attached to electric wires, or the like to immobilize a person or animal briefly and without injury.
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Origin of stun gun

First recorded in 1965–70

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stun gun

noun
a device designed to immobilize an animal or person temporarily without inflicting serious injury
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