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.
‘Dad,’ I said, tight-beaming it.
Our Saucer Vacation in Fantastic Universe Dec. 48/1
It was offensive of Teron to tight-beam back to Central Worlds.
Ship Who Disappeared in World of If Mar. 52/1
We'll have to much energy at our command that we can tight-beam it by microwave.
Hell's Fire in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction June 95/2
Maybe somebody'll tightbeam stuff back before we return.
Heart of Comet (1987) i. 39
He steals information, breaks into a modular apartment, lifts the weather shield, and tight-beams the data to a waiting receptor miles away.
California Voodoo Game xxxv. 305
Acknowledge whoever it is…. Can we tight-beam them back?
Redemption Ark (2004) 33
We’d tightbeamed ahead to let her know what we had coming, so I wasn’t surprised when she said, ‘Welcome home, Sally, Doctors, Nurses, Pilot. Welcome to Core General, Helen. Helen, I’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.’
Machine x. 144
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a 2020 cite from Elizabeth Bear.
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