from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A destructive device, especially one that destroys by means of electric current or radiation: a bug zapper.
- n. Slang A remote-control device for switching a television set on and off and for changing channels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A remote control for a television.
- n. A thing that zaps by passing a large voltage, e.g. a bug zapper.
- n. By extension, any thing capable of extermination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents
In his lab, Wool constructed an attack mechanism - an RFID "zapper" - from a disposable camera.
The zapper was a specialized scanning transmitter that looked like a long-nosed hair dryer.
As a result, I noticed a Honda commercial I've never seen before, where a bunch of giant insect gas guzzlers (like a cross between Starship Troopers and a Chevy Tahoe) are thwarted from attacking a Honda Fit by a big bug zapper which is equated to gas mileage of 33 mpg.
In his lab, Prof. Wool constructed an attack mechanism -- an RFID "zapper" ― from a disposable camera.
A standard 'zapper' box, it supports the new DVB-T2 standard, and will receive both SD and HD terrestrial channels.
The STi7167 enables entry-level 'zapper' boxes using fewer components, saving bill-of-materials and assembly costs.
It's a real energy zapper and there are days when I feel like I have nothing left to give.
He lounged in his backyard swing, grinning at the bug zapper while smoking bad cigars.
He abandoned his swing and unplugged the bug zapper and let his cigars rot in their wrappers.
I have neither swing nor bug zapper and I only smoke cigars when the mood strikes me.
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