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Meaning of stinger

sting•er

Pronunciation: (sting'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that stings.
  2. an animal or plant having a stinging organ.
  3. the sting or stinging organ of an insect or other animal.
  4. a stinging blow, remark, or the like.
  5. a cocktail made of brandy and crème de menthe.
  6. (cap.)a U.S. Army shoulder-launched, heat-seeking antiaircraft missile, with a range of 3 miles (5 km).
  7. a highball of whiskey and soda.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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