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
Luke. I’ve taken my speeder and the ‘droids’… I’ve also taken my father’s lightsaber.
Star Wars: From Adventures Luke Starkiller (film script, 3rd draft) (Univ. of Michigan, Donald Hall Coll. Screenplays) xxxiii.
1996 Raygun Nov. 77
Shirts off, waving around toy light sabers in a giddy stupor, it becomes apparent that all they really care about is the music.
2002 Premiere Feb. 84/2
He describes handling the lightsaber for George Lucas as ‘a much more gentlemanly way to fight a war’.
2016 SFX (#274) July 98/2
When Rey hands the lightsaber to Luke it feels authentically Arthurian, crackling with the promise of new myths to build, new stories to tell.
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