a type of energy weapon; a weapon that disrupts some function of its target, as an object’s molecular bonds
The disruptor rays had absolutely no effect upon these creatures. Matter was differently constituted here—earth forces were unable to break up these atoms. All was lost!
In great waves the green terrors advanced. Desperately the men searched about for some opening, some gap through which to seek escape. There was none. Enringed, they stood at bay, defenseless, now that the disruptor tubes, potent weapons of destruction on earth, were useless.
Then abrupt uproar! Shrieks and loud commands. The snarl of cathode guns, and the thin cold hiss of disruptors. The crash of a shattering explosion.
Do you dream he can conquer the Empire when we have the Disruptor to use in case of necessity?
They set off at dusk, rations and bedrolls strapped under the single seat remaining in the stripped-down sled. And with the bedrolls was the single disruptor they had left.
This one was a disrupter [sic] beam and invisible.
His two lieutenants drew their disruptors as he casually produced a hypospray from a pocket of his uniform tunic.
She heard the crackle of a nerve disruptor as she pitched backward into the ravine, stunner and comm link flying from her hands.
Gerswin shifted the heavy-duty disruptor to distribute the weight differently and continued trudging toward the center of the rebel camp… ‘You there.’ Gerswin ignored the voice. ‘You with the 'ruptor!’
A disruptor blast sliced just above his head.
She slipped her hand beneath her grey civilian robes and drew out a compact, palm-sized disruptor.
Everyone else would be distracted by the flat red blister of a disruptor scar etched across the olive skin of her forehead.
Selah rolled to the side and fired her pulse disruptor. It blew the door open, which in turn hit the guy so hard it knocked him unconcious.
Schachner & Zagat 'The Emperor of the Stars'
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