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stinger

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noun sting·er \ˈstiŋ-ər\

Simple Definition of stinger

  • : a pointed part on an insect and animal that is used to sting someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stinger

  1. 1 :  one that stings; specifically :  a sharp blow or remark

  2. 2 :  a sharp organ (as of a bee, scorpion, or stingray) that is usually connected with a poison gland or otherwise adapted to wound by piercing and injecting a poison

  3. 3 :  a cocktail usually consisting of brandy and white crème de menthe

Examples of stinger in a sentence

  1. the stinger of a bee

  2. <in the eighth round he delivered a stinger that knocked his opponent flat>



Circa 1552

First Known Use of stinger

circa 1552


STINGER Defined for Kids

stinger

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noun sting·er \ˈstiŋ-ər\

Definition of stinger for Students

  1. :  a sharp part of an animal (as a bee or scorpion) that is used to wound and often poison prey or an enemy




Medical Dictionary

stinger

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noun sting·er \ˈstiŋ-ər\

Medical Definition of stinger

  1. 1:  a sharp organ (as of a wasp, bee, scorpion, or stingray) that is usually connected with a poison gland or otherwise adapted to wound by piercing and injecting a poison

  2. 2:  a usually sports-related injury of the brachial plexus marked by a painful burning sensation that radiates from the neck down the arm and is often accompanied by weakness or numbness of the affected area—called also burner




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