Definition of stinger
- Arrington had missed the second quarter with a concussion and a stinger that left him, momentarily, without feeling in his left arm.
- —Peter King
the stinger of a bee
in the eighth round he delivered a stinger that knocked his opponent flat
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bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, blow, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, lash, lick, pelt, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap);
: a pointed part on an insect and animal that is used to sting someone
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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