Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In electricity, a device for bringing alternating generators or motors into the same phase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music An electronic device that produces special effects on the sound produced by an electric guitar etc.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This remark was immediately rendered in the Mercan language by his Translator, except for the word "phaser," for which there was no Mercan equivalent.

    The Abode of Life

  • This remark was immediately rendered in the Mercan language by his Translator, except for the word "phaser," for which there was no Mercan equivalent.

    The Abode of Life

  • The National Post has a fun article about William Shatner, called His phaser is set to fun.

    Tube Bits For 12/11/2007

  • The National Post has a fun article about William Shatner, called His phaser is set to fun.

    December 2007

  • The phaser was a flashlight, with silouette disks of a Klingon ship and other such stuff.

    Star Trek Fan | My[confined]Space

  • "Because a phaser is a pinpoint blast of concentrated light," explained Soleta.

    Dark Allies

  • The cerebral shock from the phaser was our biggest concern, but you responded well to treatment.

    Mind Meld

  • “It looks like you are threatening your captain with a phaser, which is a court-martial offense, Commander.”

    Star Trek: A Rock and a Hard Place

  • “It looks like you are threatening your captain with a phaser, which is a court-martial offense, Commander.”

    Star Trek: A Rock and a Hard Place

  • “It looks like you are threatening your captain with a phaser, which is a court-martial offense, Commander.”

    Star Trek: A Rock and a Hard Place

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  • In Star-Trek, it's the handheld ray gun which operates like a laser, disintegrates objects, and has a stun setting.

    December 31, 2012

  • Oooh, we have a list for this.

    December 31, 2012