eagle ray


Definition of eagle ray

: any of several widely distributed large active marine stingrays (family Myliobatidae) with broad pectoral fins

Examples of eagle ray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The spotted eagle ray at the Texas State Aquarium currently weighs 30 pounds and has a wingspan of four feet. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Texas State Aquarium adds a 'regal' spotted eagle ray to Caribbean exhibit," 7 June 2018 The rude drivers who used to accompany him on his travels have been replaced by manatees, dolphins, pelicans and spotted eagle rays. Linda Roberston, Sun-Sentinel.com, "He ditched his Fiat and hectic commute for a paddleboard and smooth sailing," 9 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'eagle ray.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of eagle ray

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about eagle ray

Statistics for eagle ray

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for eagle ray

The first known use of eagle ray was circa 1856

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on eagle ray

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with eagle ray

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about eagle ray

Comments on eagle ray

What made you want to look up eagle ray? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a device or gadget

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!