Sting ray or Sting"ray` ,
Any one of numerous rays of the family
Dasyatidæ, syn. Trygonidæ, having one or
more large sharp barbed dorsal spines, on the whiplike tail, capable
of inflicting severe wounds. Some species reach a large size, and
some, esp., on the American Pacific coast, are very destructive to
© Webster 1913.