Definition of Stinger

1. Noun. A cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy.

Terms within: Brandy, Creme De Menthe
Generic synonyms: Cocktail

2. Noun. A remark capable of wounding mentally. "The unkindest cut of all"
Exact synonyms: Cut
Generic synonyms: Abuse, Contumely, Insult, Revilement, Vilification
Derivative terms: Sting

3. Noun. A portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder.

4. Noun. A sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland.
Specialized synonyms: Aculeus
Generic synonyms: Organ
Derivative terms: Sting, Sting, Sting

5. Noun. A sharp stinging blow.
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Sting, Sting

Definition of Stinger

1. n. One who, or that which, stings.

Definition of Stinger

1. Noun. a portable infra-red homing surface-to-air missile ¹

2. Noun. A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack. ¹

3. Noun. Anything that is used to sting, as a means of attack. ¹

4. Noun. Anything, such as an insult, that stings mentally or psychologically ¹

5. Noun. a cocktail of brandy and crème de menthe ¹

6. Noun. A device used by the British police force consisting of a portable bed of nails to puncture car tires. ¹

7. Noun. A minor neurological injury of the spine characterized by a shooting or stinging pain down one arm, followed by numbness and weakness. ¹

8. Noun. A station identifier on television or radio played between shows. ¹

9. Noun. A scene shown on films or television shows after the credits. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) A nonlethal grenade using rubber instead of shrapnel, more commonly called a sting grenade. ¹

11. Noun. (slang) A final note played at the end of a military march. ¹

12. Noun. (slang television and film) An extension cord. ¹

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Definition of Stinger

1. one that stings [n -S] - See also: stings

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stinger

stimulus generalisation
stimulus generalization
stimulus package
stimulus packages
sting like a bee
sting operation
stinger (current term)
stinging hair
stinging nettle

Literary usage of Stinger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reynard the Fox by John Masefield (1920)
""A stinger, this." "You're right in that; by Jove it is." "An up-wind travelling fox, by George." "They say Tom viewed him at the forge. ..."

2. When Kansas was Young by Thomas Allen McNeal (1922)
"The stinger Stung One day in the later eighties a man of decidedly bucolic appearance walked into one of the fashionable New York hotels and registered as ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Superior Court at Indianapolis by Indiana Superior Court, Oliver Morris Wilson (1875)
"stinger, 34 Ind.; Hancock v. Hazzard et al, 12 Cushing, 112; United States v. Prescott, 3 How., 578, and other authorities. The point decided in Halbert v. ..."

4. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1866)
"... was still considered as "maintaining its ground," as was also the "stinger," a variety exhibited last year as the "Union," but which name has been ..."

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