radar gun

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He's allowed five runs — four earned — and seven hits with 21 strikeouts and four walks, hitting 100 mph on the radar gun even in his first outing. Mike Fitzpatrick, ajc, 27 July 2022 The third at-bat in the third was most impressive, as Skubal reached back to hit 99 mph, 98.5 mph and 99.8 mph on the radar gun. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2022 Serving at a tight moment late in the set, Kyrgios hit 137 and 132 on the radar gun. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 4 July 2022 The nephew of former Razorback and All-Southwest Conference safety Bo Busby, Kel is credited by Prep Baseball Report for hitting 87 mph on the radar gun as a freshman and 89 mph as a sophomore. Richard Davenport, Arkansas Online, 30 June 2022 The left-hander reportedly hit 96 mph on the radar gun this week at the Red Sox’s spring training facility. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 Everyone knows the high-velocity version of Greene, capable of regularly hitting triple-digits on the radar gun. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 7 June 2022 Everyone knows the high-velocity version of Greene, capable of regularly hitting triple-digits on the radar gun. Bobby Nightengale, USA TODAY, 7 June 2022 Gaurdians fans are used to seeing closer Emmanuel Clase hit triple digits on the radar gun. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 15 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radar gun was in 1977

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“Radar gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radar%20gun. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

radar gun

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