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stingray (plural stingrays)
- Any of various large, venomous rays, of the orders Rajiformes and Myliobatiformes, having a barbed, whiplike tail.
- Synonym: stingaree
- (US law enforcement) A device that simulates a cell tower, used to intercept cell phone communications.
- Synonym: IMSI catcher
- 2014, Catherine Nolan, Ashley M. Wilson, JD, The Audacity to Spy: How Government, Business, and Hackers Rob Us of Privacy, Technics Publications (→ISBN), page 74:
- The device mimics a cell phone tower and gets the phone to connect to it. […] Once a signal is found, the stingray measures its strength and can provide a general location on the map.
venomous ray of the orders Rajiformes and Myliobatiformes
- (cell phone): IMSI