lightsaber n.

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


Star Wars


  • 1975 G. Lucas Star Wars: From Adventures Luke Starkiller (film script, 3rd draft) (Univ. of Michigan, Donald Hall Coll. Screenplays) xxxiii. George Lucas

    Luke. Iโ€™ve taken my speeder and the โ€˜droidsโ€™โ€ฆ Iโ€™ve also taken my fatherโ€™s lightsaber.

  • 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 โ€˜a much more gentlemanly way to fight a warโ€™.

  • 2016 SFX (#274) July 98/2 page image

    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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antedating 1975

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