trademark for a hand-held, battery-operated device used to deliver a powerful electric shock either by direct contact or by firing electrically charged darts: used for self-defense and law enforcement
Origin of Taserarbitrary coinage ; from T(om) S(wift's) e(lectric) r(ifle) (on the pattern of laser and amp; maser), after Tom Swift, hero of a series of science fiction stories
such a device
to stun with a Taser
A trademark for a brand of electronic apparatuses designed to cause neuromuscular incapacitation.