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streamer

[stree-mer] /ˈstri mər/
noun
1.
something that streams:
streamers of flame.
2.
a long, narrow flag or pennant.
3.
a long, flowing ribbon, feather, or the like used for ornament, as in dress.
4.
any long, narrow piece or thing, as a spray of a plant or a strip of cloud.
5.
a stream of light, especially one appearing in some forms of the aurora borealis.
6.
Electricity. an electric discharge in a narrow stream from a point of high potential on a charged body.
7.
Astronomy. a long extension of the solar corona, several solar radii long.
8.
Journalism. banner (def 7).
9.
a parachute that comes out of its packing in a long stream but does not expand.
Origin of streamer
1250-1300
First recorded in 1250-1300, streamer is from the Middle English word stremer. See stream, -er1
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Examples from the Web for streamer
Historical Examples
  • The streamer slipped from his fingers and slithered over the side.

  • Hugh Pallent had caught a streamer and held out his hand to Rose.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • At the top, floated a streamer with the legend, "You furnish the girl, we furnish the house!"

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • Two tall poles with a streamer between them swung into view.

    It Could Be Anything John Keith Laumer
  • A synonym for "streamer," a name which it has gradually replaced.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • Where this narrows to a point there issues a streamer of smoke.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • Everywhere on flag and arch and streamer I read the motto, 'Vive le Roi!'

    A Gentleman of France Stanley Weyman
  • Every sail or streamer of smoke created excitement on board.

  • Not a roof, chimney, or streamer of smoke broke the desolation.

    The Harbor Master Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • One hand keeps her balance with a pole, the other grasps a streamer of water-weed.

    Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for streamer

streamer

/ˈstriːmə/
noun
1.
a long narrow flag or part of a flag
2.
a long narrow coiled ribbon of coloured paper that becomes unrolled when tossed
3.
a stream of light, esp one appearing in some forms of the aurora
4.
(journalism) a large heavy headline printed across the width of a page of a newspaper
5.
(computing) another word for tape streamer
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Word Origin and History for streamer
n.

"flag that streams in the air," late 13c., agent noun from stream (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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