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sting·er

 (stĭng′ər)
n.
1. One that stings, especially an insult that stings or wounds emotionally.
2. A stinging organ or part.
3. A sharp blow.
4. See burner.
5. Slang One who participates in or organizes the operation of a sting.
6. A cocktail of crème de menthe and brandy.

stinger

(ˈstɪŋə)
n
1. a person, plant, animal, etc, that stings or hurts
2. (Zoology) Austral any marine creature that stings its victims, esp the box jellyfish
3. (Brewing) Also: stengah a whisky and soda with crushed ice

Stinger

(ˈstɪŋə)
n
(Fortifications) trademark a device, consisting of a long track of raised spikes, laid across a road by police to puncture the tyres of escaping vehicles

sting•er

(ˈstɪŋ ər)

n.
1. one that stings.
2. the sting or stinging organ of an insect or other animal.
3. a cocktail of brandy and crème de menthe.
[1545–55]

sting·er

(stĭng′ər)
A sharp stinging organ, such as that of a bee, scorpion, or stingray. Stingers usually inject venom.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stinger - a cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
creme de menthe - sweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur
cocktail - a short mixed drink
2.stinger - a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
contumely, insult, revilement, vilification, abuse - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
3.Stinger - a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
heat-seeking missile - a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
SAM, surface-to-air missile - a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
4.stinger - a sharp organ of offense or defense (as of a wasp or stingray or scorpion) often connected with a poison gland
aculeus - a sharp-pointed process especially a sting of a hymenopterous insect
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
5.stinger - a sharp stinging blow
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Translations

stinger

n
(= cocktail)Stinger m
(US: = insect) → stechendes Insekt
(US inf: = remark) → Stichelei f, → Spitze f

stinger

n aguijón m
References in classic literature ?
And God has made the flying drones, Adeimantus, all without stings, whereas of the walking drones he has made some without stings but others have dreadful stings; of the stingless class are those who in their old age end as paupers; of the stingers come all the criminal class, as they are termed.
And when you hear him go, I think you'll say he's a Stinger.
He took it, and went out, and presently the Stinger went off with a Bang that shook the crazy little box of a cottage as if it must fall to pieces, and made every glass and teacup in it ring.
At last, when we got to his place of business and he pulled out his key from his coat-collar, he looked as unconscious of his Walworth property as if the Castle and the drawbridge and the arbour and the lake and the fountain and the Aged, had all been blown into space together by the last discharge of the Stinger.
A few Stingers were found on board Pasdar boats after the battles that the US Navy fought with the Pasdaran in 1988.
An investment of pounds 80,000 will be put into six short films through this year's Stingers Digital Short Film Scheme.
The scorpions have poisonous stingers, malting them dangerous and difficult prey to catch.
BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT STILL DOESN'T NEED PMCS TO MAKE SURE STINGERS MAKE A BEELINE TO THEIR TARGETS.
The upshot is that Stingers occasionally may need to be employed as "force protection" weapons against both airborne and ground threats.
The world's arsenals boast an estimated 500,000, from American Stingers to Russian Strelas; 5,000 to 10,000 of these are unaccounted for, including between 300 and 600 American-made Stingers delivered by the CIA to Afghan mujaheddin in the 1980s.
A study reported in the August 3, 1996 issue of The Lancet recommends that stingers should be removed quickly with whatever is immediately available.
Longtime beekeepers, they have each been stung thousands of times, and it seemed to them that speed mattered more than style in removing stingers.