from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See electric ray.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The torpedo, or electric ray, whose touch gives an electric shock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The torpedo, or electric ray, the touch of which gives an electric shock. See electric fish, and torpedo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The electric ray or torpedo. See torpedo. Also called cramp-ray, numb-fish, and wrymouth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges
From cramp1 (from its ability to give electric shocks).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)