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ray gun

n.
A gun that fires a ray of energy, especially one depicted as a destructive weapon in science fiction.
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ray gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (in science fiction) a gun that emits rays to paralyse, stun, or destroy
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ray gun

nStrahlenpistole f
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