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string·er

 (strĭng′ər)
n.
1. One that strings: a stringer of beads.
2. Architecture
a. A long heavy horizontal timber used as a support or connector.
b. A stringboard.
3. Sports A member of a specified string or squad on a team. Often used in combination: a first-stringer; a second-stringer.
4. A part-time or freelance correspondent for the news media.

stringer

(ˈstrɪŋə)
n
1. (Architecture) architect
a. a long horizontal beam that is used for structural purposes
b. another name for stringboard
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a longitudinal structural brace for strengthening the hull of a vessel
3. (Journalism & Publishing) a journalist retained by a newspaper or news service on a part-time basis to cover a particular town or area

string•er

(ˈstrɪŋ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that strings.
2. a long horizontal timber connecting upright posts.
4. a longitudinal bridge girder for supporting part of a deck or railroad track between bents or piers.
5. a longitudinal reinforcement in the fuselage or wing of an airplane.
6. a part-time correspondent for a newspaper, magazine, etc.
7. a performer ranked according to skill or accomplishment (used in combination): first-stringers.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stringer - a member of a squad on a team; "a first stringer"; "a second stringer"
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
player, participant - a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
2.stringer - a worker who strings; "a stringer of beads"
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
3.stringer - brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
4.stringer - a long horizontal timber to connect uprights
timber - a beam made of wood
Translations

stringer

[ˈstrɪŋəʳ] N (= journalist) → corresponsal mf local (a tiempo parcial)

stringer

n (Press sl) → Lokalreporter(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Of the curate I say nothing; but I will wager he has some spice of the poet in him, and no doubt Master Nicholas too, for all barbers, or most of them, are guitar players and stringers of verses.
Stringer nodded his head approvingly, and for a time they continued to regard the swelling bulks with expressions that had changed from indifference to disapproval.
She practiced, at her convenience, the art of a stringer of beads(these ornaments are made in Venice, in profusion; she had her pocket full of them, and I used to find them on the floor of my apartment), and kept an eye on the maiden in the house.
Some have found ways to earn a living-by working as stringers.
The company makes aircraft components, including wing parts for Airbus known as stringers and ice protection systems for business jets, military and smaller aircraft.
Popped down to the Westgate market last Saturday to exchange a book at my favourite book shop Stringers, only to find it locked up and informed it had closed.
Stringer's father, Wilfred (the Stringers had five children), died in Esquimault, B.
In a worst-case scenario of frozen stringers, the internal temperature requirement was attained on average in 96 minutes.
My favorite technique is to bolt it to the stair stringers (the frame).
Stringers can work odd hours at home, vacuum the rug while waiting for return calls, and accept a variety of assignments from a variety of clients.
Additionally, several areas were identified where quartz stringers and narrow veins at surface which were not exploited may lie above wider mineralized zones.
Nominal 2 by 10 solid sawn Douglas-fir lumber stringers were also evaluated for benchmark comparisons.