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
In an odd twist, team trainers reported no stingers.
The stinger may reach up to 14 inches and its underside has venom glands.
The 3.3-liter engine—also seen in the Genesis G90, the G80 Sport, and the upcoming G70, which will share the Stinger’s platform but with a shorter wheelbase and different styling—serves up the sauce with an eager pull and a baritone burble.
Take notes, tell friends, and then, when the moment is right, unleash your stinger.
Van Leeuwenhoek first used his new tool to examine more chaste subjects such as bee stingers, human lice and lake water in the mid-1670s.
After you remove the stinger, wash the site with soap and water.
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.
Both can sting repeatedly, unlike honey bees who lose their stinger at first jab.
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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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