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stinger

noun sting·er \ˈstiŋ-ər\

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

Full Definition of STINGER

1
:  one that stings; specifically :  a sharp blow or remark
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
:  a cocktail usually consisting of brandy and white crème de menthe

Examples of STINGER

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

First Known Use of STINGER

circa 1552
STINGER Defined for Kids

stinger

noun sting·er \ˈstiŋ-ər\

Definition of STINGER for Kids

:  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

noun sting·er \ˈstiŋ-ər\

Medical Definition of STINGER

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
:  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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