a person or thing that stings.
an animal or plant having a stinging organ.
the sting or stinging organ of an insect or other animal.
Informal. a stinging blow, remark, or the like.
a cocktail made of brandy and crème de menthe.
(initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. Army shoulder-launched, heat-seeking antiaircraft missile, with a range of 3 miles (5 km).
British Informal. a highball of whiskey and soda.

1545–55; sting + -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
stinger (ˈstɪŋə)
1.  a person, plant, animal, etc, that stings or hurts
2.  (Austral) any marine creature that stings its victims, esp the box jellyfish
3.  Also: stengah a whisky and soda with crushed ice

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

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Science Dictionary
stinger   (stĭng'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
A sharp stinging organ, such as that of a bee, scorpion, or stingray. Stingers usually inject venom.
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Example sentences
Aficionados compare their shape to the lyre and even to the scorpion's arched
Call it meth and you take out the stinger, because the harmful part is
Their symbol was a bee, the emphasis being on the stinger more than the honey.
The wasp slips her stinger through the roach's exoskeleton and directly into
  its brain.
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