radar gun

noun

Definition of radar gun

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

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The bargain-bin pickup a few months removed from being claimed off off waivers lit up the radar gun at Angel Stadium with a 100 mph fastball during the final series of the 2018 season. Maria Torres, Los Angeles Times, "Mets castoff Hansel Robles, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, exceeds Angels’ expectations," 16 Sep. 2019 In recent weeks, city rangers have used radar guns to enforce the 15-mph speed limit on the two-lane path, part of a safety campaign that rankled some of the path’s users. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Head-on bike collision on Denver’s Cherry Creek Trail renews talk about speed and safety," 26 June 2019 Hanley, 68, and Nishan Darakdjian, 73, pointed radar guns at cars descending a hill. Los Angeles Times, "Want to patrol your neighborhood and go on stakeouts? The LAPD needs 5,000 volunteers," 26 July 2019 The tribute looped from Angels pitcher ’s hand at an undetermined speed, slow enough to avoid detection from the Minute Maid Park radar gun, but distinct enough to leave no doubt. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Andrew Heaney pays tribute to Tyler Skaggs in Angels’ loss to Astros," 6 July 2019 Twice in Tuesday's loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park and once on June 12 in Houston the right-hander hit 100 mph on the radar gun with his fastball – an accomplishment that brings with it a certain mystique. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brandon Woodruff has been bringing the heat lately for the Brewers," 19 June 2019 His first fastball hit an impressive 90 miles per hour on the radar gun. Stephen Smith, CBS News, "Fan is signed by Oakland A's after throwing 96 mph in stadium pitch challenge," 3 Aug. 2019 Richan, a 22-year-old righthander from the same high school as Trevor Bauer and Tyler Glasnow, among others, projects as a solid back-of-the-rotation arm whose stuff plays better than the radar gun would suggest. Matt Martell, SI.com, "Grading the Cubs' Trade for Nicholas Castellanos," 31 July 2019 Because of the great anticipation surrounding this event, biomechanical researchers were on hand with laser guns, similar to the radar guns used by police to catch speeders. Quanta Magazine, "Usain Bolt’s Split Times and the Power of Calculus," 3 Apr. 2019

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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radar gun

noun

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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