any of the rays, especially of the family Dasyatidae, having a long, flexible tail armed near the base with a strong, serrated bony spine with which they can inflict painful wounds.

1605–15; sting + ray2 Unabridged
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stingray (ˈstɪŋˌreɪ)
any ray of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail bearing a serrated venomous spine capable of inflicting painful weals on man

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To prevent detection by suspects, the stingray sends the data to a real tower
  so that traffic continues to flow.
The stingray's tail features a poisonous barb, which is used only in
The blue-spotted stingray has sharp barbs on its tail.
It was killed within hours of its birth by a stingray in the same tank.
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