noun Date: circa 1552 1. one that stings; specifically a sharp blow or remark 2. a sharp organ (as of a bee, scorpion, or stingray) that is usually connected with a poison gland or otherwise adapted to wound by piercing and injecting a poison 3. a cocktail usually consisting of brandy and white crème de menthe

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  • Stinger —   [ stɪȖə(r), englisch, zu to sting »stechen«] der, (s)/ , von nur einem Mann zu bedienendes Flugabwehrraketensystem zur Bekämpfung von Luftfahrzeugen in niedrigen Höhen (bis 500 m); 1981 bei den US Streitkräften eingeführt, seit 1992 bei… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Stinger — Sting er, n. One who, or that which, stings. [1913 Webster] Professor E. Forbes states that only a small minority of the medus[ae] of our seas are stingers. Owen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinger — 1550s, agent noun from STING (Cf. sting) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stinger — (izg. stȉndžer) m DEFINICIJA vojn. ručni protuzrakoplovni raketni bacač, vrlo efikasan u napadima na niskoleteće avione ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • stinger — [stiŋ′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that stings; specif., a) an animal or plant that stings b) a sharp pointed organ used for stinging; sting c) Informal a blow, reply, etc. that stings 2. a cocktail made with white crème de menthe, brandy, and ice …   English World dictionary

  • Stinger — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Stinger peut désigner : Stinger et Vodka Stinger, des cocktails alcoolisés ; FIM 92 Stinger, un lance missile sol air américain ; Stinger,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stinger — Der Begriff Stinger (deutsch: Stachel) wird eigenständig oder in Kombination als Name für eine Vielzahl von Produkten verwendet: eine kreisbogenförmige Stützkonstruktion, die beim Bau von Pipelines verwendet wird eine infrarotgelenkte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stinger — A stinger (a colloquialism for the term sting ) is a common term for a sharp organ or body part found in various animals (typically arthropods) or plants that usually delivers some kind of venom (usually piercing the skin of another animal). A… …   Wikipedia

  • stinger — n. the drawback; the catch; the hitch. □ Now, here’s the stinger. □ Sounds good, but what’s the stinger? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stinger — noun /ˈstɪŋə(ɹ),ˈstɪŋɚ/ a) A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack. The thing stopped then and looked at me a moment as much as to say: Why this thing has a stinger! I must be careful. And then it reached out its long neck and… …   Wiktionary

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