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noun sting·ray \-ˌrā\

Definition of stingray

  1. :  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

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First Known Use of stingray

1624


STINGRAY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun sting·ray \ˈstiŋ-ˌrā\

Definition of stingray for Students

  1. :  a flat fish with a sharp stinging spine on its long thin tail


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stingray

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noun sting·ray \ˈstiŋ-ˌrā also -rē\

Medical Definition of stingray

  1. :  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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