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1A handheld radar device used by traffic police to estimate the speed of a passing vehicle.
- ‘It appears a person is entitled to a print-out of the reading of what speed they were doing but the hand-held radar gun does not have that capability, hence the need not to worry.’
- ‘Initiate laws to allow the use of the speed radar gun and the breathalyzer to deal with speeding cars and drunk drivers.’
- ‘If they came down Forest Road with a radar gun they would find rich pickings indeed, speed tables notwithstanding.’
- ‘The cameras have been growing in numbers along all the roads, nasty yellow boxes equipped with a radar gun and a flash camera.’
- ‘I have rung the police and offered to go out myself with a radar gun but they said no.’
- ‘Although the radar gun of a police officer or state trooper may be jammed, most law enforcement officials are able to identify if a vehicle is speeding excessively, which can still result in a ticket.’
- ‘This year they had a policeman on the hill with a radar gun and a display board to show your top speed.’
- ‘A friend of mine who owns a stolen radar gun once clocked my typing speed at roughly 120 words per minute.’
- ‘And, wherever you see a policeman with a radar gun, it is almost always in a 30 or 40 mph zone where it is impossible not to go over the limit by a mile or two.’
- ‘Traditional radar detectors use radio waves to detect when a radar gun is in use.’
- ‘While I was ‘flying’ down the road yesterday, I passed over a bridge only to find a cop with a radar gun on the other side waiting for me.’
- ‘Last year, pupils teamed up with traffic police and used hand-held radar guns to record the speeds of vehicles driving along Cowpasture Road.’
- ‘The acknowledgment of a radar detector of a nearby radar gun allows motorists to re-evaluate the speed of their vehicle and make any necessary corrections.’
- ‘When a motorist is caught speeding using a hand-held radar gun, the garda shows the recorded speed on the hand device before issuing a ticket.’
- ‘A traffic police officer has hung up his radar gun after more than 20 years policing the roads of mid and north Essex.’
- ‘While driving in a 40 mph zone I saw in the middle distance two uniformed police officers with yellow jackets aiming a radar gun at my car.’
- ‘To put things into perspective, I had been living in the bay area about 2 years, and in that time I saw about 3 police cars stopped with a radar gun.’
- ‘She started to drive too fast and attracted the attention of a police officer with a radar gun.’
- ‘To add to a driver's troubles the radar gun that clocks a car's speed is accurate to at least one hundredth of a mile per hour.’
- ‘For the cost of calming a couple of streets with speed bumps we could buy the police a radar gun and a van from which they could operate.’
- 1.1US A device similar to a radar gun used to measure the speed of a pitched ball in baseball.
- ‘The radar gun shows Kolb is throwing 92 to 94 mph, down from 95 to 97 last season.’
- ‘In today's game, if you used a radar gun you wouldn't sign him, but he had great knowledge of pitching.’
- ‘His inability to light up a radar gun is what costs him points in the prospect department, no matter how much higher his K / BB is above the rest of the group.’
- ‘One more name has come up several times, that of Cuban defector Maels Rodriguez, a 24-year old who can reportedly hit triple digits on the radar gun.’
- ‘If you don't have a radar gun or a good knowledge of pitching mechanics, pitch counts aren't bad.’
- ‘Griffin was the Royals first round pick in 2001, following a high school season in which he hit 100 mph on the radar gun.’
- ‘He looks good on the radar gun, but his command is not there.’
- ‘At 6-foot - 10, 260 pounds, Young is a dominating presence on the mound who hits the mid 90s on the radar gun.’
- ‘There's a tendency when you're young to show everybody that you can light up the radar gun.’
- ‘He was touching only the low 90s on the radar gun in his simulated start last week, and that should be a big reason for concern.’
- ‘Later, outside the building, I pitched to a radar gun.’
- ‘Pitching coach Spin Williams holds up Rick Reed as an example of a pitcher who succeeds without blowing out the radar gun.’
- ‘So many scouts are locked into the radar gun these days.’
- ‘Perez had a blazing fastball that regularly hit 98 mph on the radar gun, rare for a left-hander, along with a devastating slider and blossoming curveball.’
- ‘He has registered 100 mph on the radar gun, but he missed last season because of arm surgery.’
- ‘The club is hunting for a veteran starter, but it won't make decisions with a radar gun.’
- ‘The broadcaster's radar gun clocked one of pitcher Arthur Rhodes' fastballs at 99 mph last week.’
- ‘You don't drop prospects who can hit triple digits on the radar gun to make room for a warm body.’
- ‘When Lowe pitches, he doesn't light up the radar gun with his fastball, and his curve doesn't bend many knees.’
- ‘‘We've seen some things on our radar gun - 108 miles per hour, 110 at different times,’ says Anderson.’
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