- Often TASER. a brand name for a gunlike device that uses propelled wires or direct contact to electrically stun and incapacitate a person temporarily.
Examples from the Web for taser
One fundamental question that Taser declined to answer: What happens when a federal agency wants access to evidence it is storing?Your Arrest Video Is Going Online. Who Will See It?
September 11, 2014
And the male cop stuns Lollie with his taser, right in front of the man's children.
In the background, there are sounds of the policeman's taser being charged up.
Also banned are Taser use on a pregnant woman, young children, or the elderly, “unless deadly force is justified.”
Others say at issue is the improper and excessive use of the Taser itself.
- trademark a weapon that fires electrical probes that give an electric shock, causing temporary paralysis
- (tr) to stun (someone) with a taser
Word Origin and History for taser
1972, formed from the initials of Tom Swift's electric rifle, a fictitious weapon. A powerful word that threatens to escape the cage of its copyright, despite the strenuous efforts of the owners, who are within their rights to fight to hold it. They also insist, via their attorneys, that it be written all in capitals. A key the executive washroom is not a license to dictate language, at least not in English. It seems to have spawned a verb, taze.