eagle ray

noun

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 After doggedly pursuing a school of spotted eagle rays in the Maldives, the United Kingdom’s Henley Spiers nabbed runner-up in the Black and White category with Constellation of Eagle Rays. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Dazzling Display of Seals Wins Underwater Photographer of the Year Award," 25 Feb. 2020 Mutton snapper, large stingrays, spotted eagle rays and moray eels are also common. USA TODAY, "Rock slides wreak havoc, close encounters with great white shark, gray whale: News from around our 50 states," 14 Feb. 2020 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spotted eagle ray to Caribbean exhibit," 7 June 2018 The rude drivers who used to accompany him on his travels have been replaced by manatees, dolphins, pelicans and spotted eagle rays.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

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First Known Use of eagle ray

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Eagle ray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eagle%20ray. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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