radar gun


Definition of radar gun 

: a handheld device that uses radar to measure the speed of a moving object

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The device, which would resemble a radar gun, would be able to detect the chemicals in small amounts, even in as little a concentration as 0.1 percent of the air, Vasu said. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UCF researcher gets $1 million grant to help protect emergency personnel from opioids," 28 June 2018 In Saturday’s eighth-inning outing against the San Francisco Giants, who reached him for a run but couldn’t tie the game, 20 of Hicks’ 25 pitches – all but his sliders – lit up the radar gun at a minimum of 100 mph. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "At 105 mph, Jordan Hicks is MLB's hardest thrower. What does that mean for his future?," 10 July 2018 Hicks unleashed four consecutive sinkers that lit up the Busch Stadium radar gun with readings of 104.2, 105, 104.3 and 105.1 mph. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "A closer look at Phillies reliever Tommy Hunter's season so far | Extra Innings," 20 June 2018 And one night after Hicks lit up the radar gun in a fashion matched only by Aroldis Chapman in MLB history, Mikolas proved that what worked in 1905 and 1935 still works in 2018. Michael Beller, SI.com, "What's Behind the Incredible Success of Cardinals Starting Pitcher Miles Mikolas?," 23 May 2018 Tillman’s fastball sat at 87-88 mph, hitting 90, on the Ripken Stadium radar gun. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "After rocky first inning in rehab debut, Orioles' Chris Tillman has 'a lot of work to do still'," 20 June 2018 And when that time comes, Kopech will be heralded immediately for his undeniable presence — 6-foot-3, 205 pounds with a rocket arm that often produces triple digits on the radar gun. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "On his climb to the White Sox, Michael Kopech searching for a mental 'flow state'," 31 May 2018 Hicks hit 105 mph on the radar gun twice, in a five-pitch at-bat against Odubel Herrera. Michael Beller, SI.com, "What's Behind the Incredible Success of Cardinals Starting Pitcher Miles Mikolas?," 23 May 2018 On Sunday, Hicks made waves by hitting 105 mph on the radar gun twice to become the first pitcher to throw multiple pitches at that speed in the same game in the past 10 seasons. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Cardinals' phenom, Houston native Jordan Hicks hits 105 mph on radar gun," 20 May 2018

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: a small device that uses radar to measure the speed of a moving object (such as a car or a ball)

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