Definition of stinger
Examples of stinger in a Sentence
the stinger of a bee
in the eighth round he delivered a stinger that knocked his opponent flat
Recent Examples of stinger from the Web
Williams, who was signed last Monday, participated in the Chiefs’ first practice on May 23 but missed the third of 10 voluntary practices on Thursday because of what coach Andy Reid called a stinger.
All over our world’s oceans, the many astoundingly colored species of nudibranch are eating things like the vicious Portuguese man o’ war, incorporating their stingers or toxins into their own skin, and using them to fend off predators.
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First Known Use of stinger
STINGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stinger for English Language Learners
: a pointed part on an insect and animal that is used to sting someone
STINGER Defined for Kids
Definition of stinger for Students
: a sharp part of an animal (as a bee or scorpion) that is used to wound and often poison prey or an enemy
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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