stun gun

noun

Definition of stun gun

: a weapon designed to stun or immobilize (as by electric shock) rather than kill or injure the one affected

Examples of stun gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The officer discharges the stun gun and begins to approach Jones, who is still off camera. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 9 Jan. 2022 The officers deployed their Tasers, but police said the stun gun did not stop Contreras. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 1 Jan. 2022 Officers in Phoenix held Miguel Ruiz in a neck hold and shocked him multiple times with a stun gun in 2013. New York Times, 26 Dec. 2021 He was pulled into the mob, beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun. Michael Kunzelman, ajc, 21 Dec. 2021 One of the most badly injured was D.C. police officer Michael Fanone, who was shocked with a stun gun as rioters dragged him down the steps of the Capitol. Devlin Barrett, Tom Hamburger And Rachel Weiner, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Dec. 2021 One of the most badly injured was D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was shocked with a stun gun as rioters dragged him down the steps of the Capitol. Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2021 The officer who fired the shots has been with the department for 11 years, while the officer who used the stun gun is an eight-year veteran, Lichman said. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 8 Nov. 2021 Valladares later admitted to helping Yang get the stun gun, revolver and bullets for the kidnapping, prosecutors said. Gregory Yee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of stun gun

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stun gun was in 1967

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14 Jan 2022

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“Stun gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stun%20gun. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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stun gun

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stun gun

: a gun that produces an electric shock which makes someone unconscious or stops someone from moving

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