death ray

noun
Updated on: 4 Mar 2018

Definition of death ray

: a weapon that generates an intense beam of particles or radiation by which it destroys its target

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First Known Use of death ray

1896

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Definition of death ray for English Language Learners

  • in stories : a weapon that sends out a very strong beam of energy that usually looks like light and that is able to destroy almost anything


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