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Definition: electric ray
n : any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order
Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs
on each side of the head capable of emitting strong
electric discharges [syn: crampfish
English → English
Definition: Electric ray
, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. Roach
(a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order
Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.
(b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat,
narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See
, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray
) of the Southern United States
and the West Indies.
, a short-tailed American sting ray
), having very broad pectoral fins.
. See Sea Devil
, any large ray of the family Myliobatid[ae]
. The common European species
) is called also whip ray
, or Cramp ray
, a torpedo.
, a common European skate (Raia radiata
, any one of numerous species of rays of the
having one or more large, sharp,
barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also
([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber,
a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming
sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
name came from the production of electricity by the friction
1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current;
an electrical engineer.
2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
an electric or electrical machine or substance; an
3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. “Electric Pindar.”
4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an
electric toothbrush; an electric automobile.
, or Electric aura
. See under Aura
. See Battery
. See under Brush
. See Telegraph cable
, under Telegraph
. See under Candle
(Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus
(esp. M. electricus
of the Nile). They have a large electrical
organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also
. See under Clock
, and see
, a current or stream of electricity
traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
body to another which is in a different electrical state.
, or Electrical eel
(Zo["o]l.), a South
American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus
), from two to five feet in length,
capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
(Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
electrical organ by means of which it can give an
electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo
, or electrical eel
, and the electric cat
. See Torpedo
, and Gymnotus
, the supposed matter of electricity;
(Elec.), a collection of electrical points
regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
, or Electrical machine
, an apparatus for
generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by
. See Electro-motor
. (Physics) See under Osmose
, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the
, a railway in which the machinery for
moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
(Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.
. See Telegraph