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noun [countable] American     stinger pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    the sharp part of an insect’s body that it can push into your skin and hurt
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an injury affecting the nerves around the neck or shoulder of a sports player, that can happen as a result of a hard impact

    The injury to his left shoulder, which forced him off the field three minutes from the end of the victory over Ireland, was originally described as a stinger but it has yet to respond to treatment.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/10/2011
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    a long metal strip with sharp spikes that police sometimes put in the road in order to puncture the tyres of a car that is being chased and refusing to stop

    Many [police] forces are particularly keen on stingers as they are reluctant to get involved in a potentially dangerous high-speed chase for what might be a minor crime.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/10/2011


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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