/ˈteɪzə/ (say 'tayzuh)

noun Also, taser gun.
1. a form of stun gun which fires projectiles with a wire attached through which an electric current passes, which, as the barbs at the end of the wire contact the body of the target, disrupts the voluntary control of muscles causing immobilisation.
verb (t)
2. to use a taser gun on.
tasered, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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