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zap·per

 (zăp′ər)
n. Informal
1. A device that uses energy, especially electric current or radiation, for a specified purpose, especially a device that kills insects by means of an electric current flowing through a wire grid.
2. A remote control for a television set.

zapper

(ˈzæpə)
n
(General Engineering) an electrical device that kills insects
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zapper - an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currentszapper - an electrical device that can injure or kill by means of electric currents; "a bug zapper"
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
Translations

zapper

[ˈzæpər] n (= remote control) → télécommande f

zapper

n (US inf)
(TV) → Fernbedienung f
(for insects) → Insektenkiller m (inf) (elektrisch betrieben)
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14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Diners in the Bay Area will now be able to use their smartphones to pay their bill at restaurants throughout the region, as Zapper launches their mobile payments app and marketing service at local establishments.
Richmond diners will now be able to use their smartphones to pay their bill at restaurants throughout the city, as Zapper launches their mobile payments app and marketing service at local establishments this month.
Peter Lane, 73, collapsed while fishing and angler Wayne Gale rushed to get a public heart zapper he knew was just two minutes away.
DSTV Zapper will replace the present, standard definition (SD) decoder, which is being phased out.
Experts have found that slang is flourishing across all social groups, including 57 words for a remote control such as blabber, zapper, melly and dawicki.
It is equipped with premium Zapper tyres from MRF, designed for Harley-Davidson.
The Harborne firm is the first private hire taxi company in Birmingham to use Zapper, an electronic payment processing system which uses proprietary QR Codes and smartphone technology.
For example, a free companion product called ZAPPER for all the customers visitors to wirelessly transmit their contact data from their iPhones and Android phones to instantly sign in.
The other odd names that are also on the list are hopper, stick, doofangle and zapper.
The state's Department of Revenue supported passage of Senate Bill 5715 to combat the spread of zapper software, which also is used to avoid paying business and occupation tax and commit employment tax fraud and corporate embezzlement.
Little wonder many reach for the zapper after the first 10 minutes of any bulletin.
Subscribers can also avail themselves of free HD Zapper box or get 50% off on HD DVR Show box Admin Fee for Premier Plus HD package with installation and free dish accessories.