stinger

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Wikipedia

A wasp's stinger with a drop of venom
A US Army soldier deploying a stinger at a vehicle check point in Iraq

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sting +‎ -er

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stinger (plural stingers)

  1. A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
  2. Anything that is used to sting, as a means of attack.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IV
      The thing stopped then and looked at me a moment as much as to say: "Why this thing has a stinger! I must be careful." And then it reached out its long neck and opened its mighty jaws and grabbed for me; but I wasn't there.
  3. Anything, such as an insult, that stings mentally or psychologically
  4. a cocktail of brandy and crème de menthe
  5. A device used by police forces consisting of a portable bed of nails to puncture car tires.
  6. A minor neurological injury of the spine characterized by a shooting or stinging pain down one arm, followed by numbness and weakness.
  7. A station identifier on television or radio played between shows.
  8. A scene shown on films or television shows after the credits.
  9. (slang) A nonlethal grenade using rubber instead of shrapnel, more commonly called a sting grenade.
  10. (slang) A final note played at the end of a military march.
  11. (slang, television and film) An extension cord.

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Verb[edit]

stinger

  1. present tense of stinga.