from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various rays of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail armed with one or more venomous spines capable of inflicting severe injury. Also called stingaree.
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- n. any of various large, venomous rays, of the orders Rajiformes and Myliobatiformes, having a barbed, whiplike tail
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds
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A new technology known as a 'stingray' is one of several being used by law enforcement to track people's locations.
There are over 175 types of rays that could be termed a stingray that have a barb at the base of their tail.
And typically, on that list you would not find the stingray on there, because getting stung by a stingray is a fairly common occurrence around the world.
There is also a fish called a stingray, which resembles a skate, only on one side of his tail grows out a sharp bone like a bodkin about four or five inches long, with which he sticks and wounds other fish and then preys upon them.
The Wall Street Journal has an exclusive on the tricky legal ramifications behind law enforcement's use of a cellphone-tracking device called a "stingray."
"The stingray is our best seller," said Mr. Zawistowski.
Larger than a stingray is the impressive Spotted Eagle Ray that can approach 2.5 meters across the fins.
Tell us about the kind of stingray that cost Steve his life.
Hang Da's fish section offered tanks and tubs of live seafood, including rarities such as stingray, snail and several varieties of eel.
Maria uses silver, gold and diamonds; Pat Pruitt used steel and items such as stingray skin and industrial diamonds.