Stingray /stengra/ (n): 1 the best sort of Corvette ever built. Stingrays were built from 1963 through 1982 and consisted of two generations. They are an incredible blast to drive an absolute joy to own. Stingrays were built in Bowling Green for only&the last year (1982) before the introduction of the C4 Corvette. 2. a type of shark.