One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in science fiction) a sword whose blade is in the form of a laser or powerful beam of light, as used by the Jedi knights in the Star Wars films.
- ‘You begin the game with a single lightsaber and very little Force power.’
- ‘I think it's especially interesting how Luke's lightsabre changes color.’
- ‘Time slowed yet again as his wrist shot out a beam of purple electricity from his hand, creating a lightsabre of sorts out of his psychic energy.’
- ‘All those explosions, laser beams and lightsabers in modern movies are created by computers, lots of them.’
- ‘It reminds me of what Obi Wan said about the lightsabre - a more elegant weapon for a more civilised age.’
- ‘These are swords, not lightsabers.’
- ‘While the sound effects are not especially memorable they are authentic, from the beeps and pops of droids to the unmistakeable sound of lightsabres clashing.’
- ‘Obi-Wan uses the lightsaber he later wields against Vader on the Death Star.’
- ‘Players pick their character's race, gender, dress and even get to build their own lightsabre before embarking on increasingly difficult missions.’
- ‘The designers looked at the old movies and gave us what we wanted: drama, humor, fighting, heroes and villains, and, most important, lightsabers.’
- ‘They open fire, but I scatter their blaster bolts with my lightsaber.’
- ‘I've never seen so many lightsabres on the screen at the one time, and Yoda does finally get to see some action!’
- ‘You can opt to stick with the default, heavy defense single lightsaber.’
- ‘Similarly, the ability to play as a Jedi Knight complete with lightsaber and Force powers is very appealing.’
- ‘Yoda shows up to do battle with lightsabers.’
- ‘Alas, a lightsabre is not included, nor the ability to chuck scenery at people by the power of thought alone.’
- ‘Shots ring out and lightsabres crackle.’
- ‘I'm easily entertained though and giant robots wielding lightsabers and doing battle is cool.’
- ‘It allows us to momentarily believe that lightsabers, light speed, and the Force are real.’
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