stun gun: Meaning and Definition of

stun' gun"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a battery-powered, hand-held weapon that fires an electric charge when held against a person and activated by a trigger or button, used, esp. by police, to immobilize a person briefly and without injury.
  2. any of various hand-held weapons that shoot small pellet-filled bags, tranquilizer darts, darts attached to electric wires, or the like to immobilize a person or animal briefly and without injury.
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