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electric ray

any ray of the family Torpedinidae, capable of emitting strong electric discharges.
Origin of electric ray
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then let the straight lines which radiate out from the sun represent the path of an electric ray.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper
  • I satisfied myself of this without any feeling of annoyance; then, having turned my electric ray on the floor, I perceived a body.

  • Amongst the skates may be mentioned the celebrated torpedo or electric ray.

  • The Torpedo or electric ray is a name given to any one of the numerous rays having the power of giving electrical shocks.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for electric ray

electric ray

any ray of the order Torpediniformes, of tropical and temperate seas, having a flat rounded body with an electric organ in each of the fins, close to the head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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