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

    β€˜Dad,’ 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 is…. Can we tight-beam them back?

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

    We’d tightbeamed ahead to let her know what we had coming, so I wasn’t surprised when she said, β€˜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.’

Research requirements

antedating 1959

Earliest cite

Fritz Leiber

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

Last modified 2021-02-06 21:25:38
In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.