from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that stings, especially an insult, that stings or wounds mentally.
- n. A stinging organ or part.
- n. A sharp blow.
- n. Slang One who participates in or organizes the operation of a sting.
- n. A cocktail of crème de menthe and brandy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
- n. Anything that is used to sting, as a means of attack.
- n. Anything, such as an insult, that stings mentally or psychologically
- n. a cocktail of brandy and crème de menthe
- n. A device used by the British police force consisting of a portable bed of nails to puncture car tires.
- n. A minor neurological injury of the spine characterized by a shooting or stinging pain down one arm, followed by numbness and weakness.
- n. A station identifier on television or radio played between shows.
- n. A scene shown on films or television shows after the credits.
- n. A nonlethal grenade using rubber instead of shrapnel, more commonly called a sting grenade.
- n. A final note played at the end of a military march.
- n. An extension cord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, stings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which stings, vexes, or gives acute pain.
- n. An animal or a plant that stings.
- n. The sting of an insect.
- n. A biting or cutting remark.
- n. A smart, telling blow.
- n. An alcoholic drink.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland
- n. a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
- n. a cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy
- n. a remark capable of wounding mentally
- n. a sharp stinging blow
The other thing was what I called the stinger bucket.
Cornell Driessen, the trainer who helped revive him for his second round, said: "That's what they call a stinger."
If the stinger is present, remove it by gently scraping over the area with a straight-edged object, i.e., a credit card, butter knife, etc.
Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back.
A Bee's stinger is less than 1/16th of an inch in length .... the other 2 feet is imagination!
Texas tailback Cedric Benson, who set a school freshman record with 1,053 yards, didn't play because of a stinger from the loss to Colorado.
Samuels left Washington's Week 5 loss at Carolina after hurting his neck, an injury that was initially called a "stinger" -- it was later revealed, though, that Samuels suffers from stenosis, which is a condition that causes narrowing of the spine.
He chose the foremost of the three, and found it quite as ill-tasting as the other had been; but this time he didn't spit it out, for the stinger was a little too quick for him, and before he could let go it was fast in his lip.
The Jets dodged another serious injury when Nick Mangold, the All-Pro center who sustained what the team called a stinger in a collision during a goal-line scrimmage Thursday, was cleared Friday to resume individual drills.
Up here in northern Queensland it's now what's called the stinger season.