radar gun


Definition of radar gun 

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

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Rom, who had at least three scouts with radar guns charting his every move, was pulled after three innings, presumably to save him for a 36th District game with Newport Central Catholic on Monday. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "Takeaways: La Salle, Covington Catholic capture big wins at Reds Future Showcase," 22 Apr. 2018 If there were no radar gun, there would have been no way to know. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray bounces back, shuts down Cardinals," 5 Apr. 2018 Except as the focus on the radar gun intensified, Jansen immolated on the mound in a game the Dodgers eventually lost, 8-7, in 15 innings. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Diamondbacks get three runs off Jansen, two in 15th for double comeback win," 3 Apr. 2018 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

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of radar gun

: 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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