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addaword.gifdefinition of stinger

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.
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 14:21:00
Definition of stinger from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


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