Definition of zapper
: one that zaps: such asa : an electronic device designed to attract and kill insectsb : a person who habitually changes channels (as to avoid commercials)c : a remote control device used for zapping
Recent Examples of zapper from the Web
Zhang says a key hurdle will be persuading companies to develop the unconventional UV zappers needed for widespread use.
Another prank revises the classic wet towel whip in the shower: Conlon, the mosquito expert, reports that some Marines like to use a bug zapper instead.
The Brinery’s Storm Cloud Zapper includes beets, fresh ginger root, and sea salt.
The game and Zapper will be bundled together for just $20.
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Definition of zapper for English Language Learners
: an electronic device that attracts and kills insects
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