Definitions for TASERˈteɪ zər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small gunlike device that fires electric darts to incapacitate a person temporarily.
A handheld device intended to immobilize another by delivering an electric shock; a stun gun.
To shock an individual or animal with a handheld device with the electric shock that it delivers; to stun with a stun gun
To strike verbally or gesturally with ill intents.
As I spoke too loudly during the solemn church service, my husband shot me a glance that emotionally tasered me to the point of silence until we returned home 2 hours later.
to stun with a Taser
A high-voltage stun gun; an electroshock gun.
A Taser is an electroshock weapon sold by Taser International. It uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles causing "neuromuscular incapacitation". Someone struck by a Taser experiences stimulation of his or her sensory nerves and motor nerves, resulting in strong involuntary muscle contractions. Tasers do not rely only on pain compliance, except when used in Drive Stun mode, and are thus preferred by some law enforcement over non-Taser stun guns and other electronic control weapons. Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons to be used by police to subdue fleeing, belligerent, or potentially dangerous people, who would have otherwise been subjected to more lethal weapons such as a firearm. A 2009 Police Executive Research Forum study said that officer injuries drop by 76% when a Taser is used. However, while Taser CEO Rick Smith has stated that police surveys show that the device has saved 75,000 lives, there has been some controversy where Taser was implicated in instances of serious injury or death.
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