from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A weapon designed to stun or temporarily immobilize a victim, especially by delivering a high-voltage electric shock.

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  • n. A weapon intended to immobilize, usually through delivery of an electric shock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock


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  • Testimony at the inquest in April 2006 revealed that Boggon was shot with a Taser stun gun on Aug. 25 and again on Aug. 26, but not on the day of his death nor on the two days preceding it.

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  • -- Jerry Preyer, 45, of Pensacola, died June 13, 2006, after being shocked twice with a Taser stun gun as he fought with corrections officers at Escambia County Jail.

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  • “We’re already checking on who purchased a stun gun lately; maybe by the marks on Pomeroy’s throat, we can figure out the make and model.”


  • It had been over in a matter of minutes and then the brute had carried him fireman style into the garage, where he shot Billy Ray with the stun gun again.


  • When the man with the stun gun was finished, Baby Huey was curled in an embryonic ball, begging for his mother, shivering like a dog trying to pass glass.

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