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stun +‎ -er

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stunner (plural stunners)

  1. (colloquial) Anything that is stunning.
    1. (colloquial, variant spelling "stunna") A woman of stunning beauty (often hyperbolically), a knockout.
  2. (wrestling) A professional wrestling maneuver in which an attacking wrestler applies a facelock to an opponent and falls to a seated position, forcing the opponent's jaw or neck to drop on the attacker's shoulder.
  3. (science fiction) A pistol firing a beam capable of stunning an enemy.
    • 2018, Jonathan Moeller, Silent Order: Omnibus One
      March holstered his pistol, reached into his coat, and drew out his own neural stunner, shifting the weapon to his right hand.
  4. A person or machine that stuns an animal before slaughter.

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