Taser


Taser
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.

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  • taser — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. a {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pistolet strzelający zjonizowanym gazem, który przewodzi prąd : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Przedostatni majowy numer angielskiego czasopisma opisuje jeszcze jedną broń, tzw. taser. (NP)… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Taser® — /tāˈzər/ (orig and esp US; also without cap) noun A small gunlike device which fires electrified darts or barbs, used to immobilize or stun eg an attacker transitive verb To immobilize or stun with a Taser ORIGIN: From the fictitious Tom Swift s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taser — A Taser is an electroshock weapon that uses Electro Muscular Disruption (EMD) technology [International Association of Chiefs of Police, [http://www.theiacp.org/research/CuttingEdge/EMDT9Steps.pdf Electro Muscular Disruption Technology: A Nine… …   Wikipedia

  • Taser — Der M 26 TASER in der nicht zivilen Version Der X 26 TASER mit einem Lichtbogen zwischen seinen beiden Elektroden. Eine Elektroschockpistole (oder Distanz Elektroimpulswaffe oder Taser) i …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Taser — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Taser, une société spécialisée dans les produits de sécurité Le Taser, une marque de pistolet à impulsion électrique Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • taser — /ˈteɪzə/ (say tayzuh) noun Also, taser gun. 1. a form of stun gun which fires projectiles with a wire attached through which an electric current passes, which, as the barbs at the end of the wire contact the body of the target, disrupts the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Taser — 1. noun A high voltage stun gun; an electroshock gun. 2. verb to stun with a Taser …   Wiktionary

  • Taser — trademark used for a gun that fires electrified darts to stun and immobilize a person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Taser — /tay zeuhr/, Trademark. a small gunlike device that fires electric darts to incapacitate a person temporarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • taser — 1. noun A handheld device intended to immobilize another by delivering an electric shock; a stun gun. 2. verb a) To shock an individual or animal with a handheld device with the …   Wiktionary