[ stree-mer ]
/ ˈstri mər /


Nearby words

  1. stream,
  2. stream capture,
  3. stream of consciousness,
  4. stream-of-consciousness,
  5. streambed,
  6. streamer fly,
  7. streamflow,
  8. streaming,
  9. streaming movement,
  10. streaming potential

Origin of streamer

First recorded in 1250–1300, streamer is from the Middle English word stremer. See stream, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for streamer

British Dictionary definitions for streamer


/ (ˈstriːmə) /


a long narrow flag or part of a flag
a long narrow coiled ribbon of coloured paper that becomes unrolled when tossed
a stream of light, esp one appearing in some forms of the aurora
journalism a large heavy headline printed across the width of a page of a newspaper
computing another word for tape streamer
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Word Origin and History for streamer



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper