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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

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  • 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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Examples

  • A new technology known as a 'stingray' is one of several being used by law enforcement to track people's locations.

    Key Documents in 'Stingray' Case

  • There are over 175 types of rays that could be termed a stingray that have a barb at the base of their tail.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2008

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2006

  • 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 Bounty of the Chesapeake Fishing in Colonial Virginia

  • 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.

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  • Larger than a stingray is the impressive Spotted Eagle Ray that can approach 2.5 meters across the fins.

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  • Tell us about the kind of stingray that cost Steve his life.

    CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2006

  • Hang Da's fish section offered tanks and tubs of live seafood, including rarities such as stingray, snail and several varieties of eel.

    Barnett, Robert W.

  • Maria uses silver, gold and diamonds; Pat Pruitt used steel and items such as stingray skin and industrial diamonds.

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