Definition of stingray
: any of numerous rays (as of the family Dasyatidae) with one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines near the base of the whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds
Recent Examples of stingray from the Web
Avoid ’em: Shuffling carefully into the water one foot at a time creates gentle vibrations that alert stingrays to your presence.
Sand sharks and stingrays have also been reported in the waters, and hooks from decades of fishing at the popular spot could litter the seafloor, Hampton reports.
Models on display run the gamut from high-rise handlebar Stingrays to banana-seat Krates.
Not to mention 5-foot long sharks and huge stingrays that are known to hunt in those waters.
Initially thought to be a shark bite, doctors determined that he was injured by a stingray.
A captivating stingray fluttered along the sandy bottom at Hawks Nest beach, and a harmless baby lemon shark patrolled in ankle-deep water.
Get close to sharks and piranhas; dare him to touch a stingray, ball python, bearded dragon, or even an alligator.
The men, Robert Roomsburg and Wayne Hasher, were found in Bulow Creek State Park with mosquito bites and an injury from a stingray barb.
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First Known Use of stingray
STINGRAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stingray for English Language Learners
: a type of fish that has a large, flat body and a long tail with spines on it that are used to sting other animals
STINGRAY Defined for Kids
Definition of stingray for Students
: a flat fish with a sharp stinging spine on its long thin tail
Medical Definition of stingray
: any of numerous large flat cartilaginous fishes (order Rajiformes and especially family Dasyatidae) with one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines near the base of the whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds
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