Subject: Weaponry

Terms related to weapons.

Word Definition
atomics n. 2 (1943) atomic weapons
beam weapon n. (1936) a weapon that fires a destructive beam of energy
blaster n. (1925) a weapon that fires a destructive beam of energy
blast rifle n. (1935) a long shoulder weapon that fires a destructive beam of energy; cf. blaster n.
death ray n. (1902) a destructive beam of energy; a device that generates such a beam
disintegrator n. (1898) a weapon that disintegrates its target
disruptor n. (1931) a type of energy weapon; a weapon that disrupts some function of its target, as an object’s molecular bonds
energy n. (1898) energy portrayed as something which can be produced in a particular form, such as a projectile, beam, or wave, and transferred (typically with destructive effect) to a body upon contact
energy gun n. (1917) a weapon firing a beam of energy n.; = ray gun n.
energy rifle n. (1934) an energy gun in the form of a long shoulder weapon
energy weapon n. (1941) a weapon that fires a beam of energy; cf. earlier energy gun n.
flame gun n. (1934) a gun (esp. a handgun) that shoots flames; cf. flame pistol n.
flame pistol n. (1931) a pistol that shoots flames; cf. flame gun n.
graser n. (1964) a device that produces a beam of gamma radiation, usually as an energy weapon n.
heat ray n. (1897) = ray n.
laser cannon n. (1962) a large weapon, similar in size to a cannon, that fires a laser
laser gun n. (1963) a weapon that fires a laser
laser pistol n. (1963) a hand weapon of similar size to a pistol that fires a laser
laser rifle n. (1963) a long shoulder weapon that fires a laser
lightsaber n. (1975) in the fictional universe of the Star Wars franchise: a weapon resembling a sword, but having a destructive beam of light in place of a blade
needle v. (1943) to fire a needle gun or needle-beam at
needle-beam n. (1930) a weapon producing a very narrow beam of energy; the beam produced by such a weapon
needle gun n. (1939) a gun that produces a very narrow beam of energy; (also) a gun that fires small slivers of metal
needler n. (1937) = needle gun n.; (also) a person who who operates such a weapon
needle-ray n. (1931) = needle-beam n.
nova bomb n. (1953) an extremely powerful nuclear bomb
phaser n. (1966) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a (usu. hand-held) weapon incorporating an energy beam whose phase can be altered to create different effects (such as stunning, annihilation, etc.) on the target
photon torpedo n. (1968) in the fictional universe of the Star Trek franchise: a ship-based weapon in which a destructive force is generated by a collision of matter and antimatter
planet-buster n. (1950) a bomb or other weapon capable of destroying a planet
ray n. (1897) a beam of (destructive) energy, emitted by a ray gun or similar device
ray v. (1930) to fire a ray at
ray gun n. (1923) a (typically) hand-held device that emits rays, esp. destructive or harmful ones
ray pistol n. (1929) a handheld ray gun n.
ray projector n. (1928) a large ray gun n.
slugthrower n. (1962) a weapon that fires a physical projectile, in contrast to an energy weapon n.
space gun n. 2 (1932) a weapon used in by people in space; a toy handgun of a style imagined to be used by space travellers
stun-gun n. (1946) a weapon that renders a victim unconscious or incapacitated without causing serious injury; cf. earlier stunner n.
stunner n. (1941) = stun-gun n.
super-weapon n. (1918) a weapon, esp. an extremely destructive one, based on highly advanced technology
vape v. (1983) to vaporize by means of a weapon; to destroy completely, annihilate
vibroblade n. (1940) a weapon or tool having a blade that vibrates rapidly
zap gun n. (1934) = ray gun n.