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Definition of "stingray" [stingray]

  • Any of various rays of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail armed with one or more venomous spines capable of inflicting severe injury. Also called stingaree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stingray" in a sentence
  • "A new technology known as a 'stingray' is one of several being used by law enforcement to track people's locations."
  • "There are over 175 types of rays that could be termed a stingray that have a barb at the base of their tail."
  • "And typically, on that list you would not find the stingray on there, because getting stung by a stingray is a fairly common occurrence around the world."
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