tight-beam v.

to send (esp. a message) by means of a tight-beam n.; to send to (someone) by means of a tight-beam n.; also intrans.


  • 1959 F. Leiber Our Saucer Vacation in Fantastic Universe Dec. 48/1 page image Fritz Leiber bibliography

    โ€˜Dad,โ€™ I said, tight-beaming it.

  • 1969 A. McCaffrey Ship Who Disappeared in World of If Mar. 52/1 page image Anne McCaffrey bibliography

    It was offensive of Teron to tight-beam back to Central Worlds.

  • 1980 M. Reynolds & G. Jennings Hell's Fire in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction June 95/2 page image

    We'll have to much energy at our command that we can tight-beam it by microwave.

  • 1986 G. Benford & D. Brin Heart of Comet (1987) i. 39 David Brin Gregory Benford bibliography

    Maybe somebody'll tightbeam stuff back before we return.

  • 1992 L. Niven & S. Barnes California Voodoo Game xxxv. 305

    He steals information, breaks into a modular apartment, lifts the weather shield, and tight-beams the data to a waiting receptor miles away.

  • 2002 A. Reynolds Redemption Ark (2004) 33

    Acknowledge whoever it isโ€ฆ. Can we tight-beam them back?

  • 2020 E. Bear Machine x. 144 Elizabeth Bear bibliography

    Weโ€™d tightbeamed ahead to let her know what we had coming, so I wasnโ€™t surprised when she said, โ€˜Welcome home, Sally, Doctors, Nurses, Pilot. Welcome to Core General, Helen. Helen, Iโ€™m Linden, the wheelmind here, and I will be in charge of making sure that you are comfortable while my staff begins care for your crew.โ€™

Research requirements

antedating 1959

Earliest cite

Fritz Leiber

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2020 cite from Elizabeth Bear.

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