- something that streams: streamers of flame.
- a long, narrow flag or pennant.
- a long, flowing ribbon, feather, or the like used for ornament, as in dress.
- any long, narrow piece or thing, as a spray of a plant or a strip of cloud.
- a stream of light, especially one appearing in some forms of the aurora borealis.
- Electricity. an electric discharge in a narrow stream from a point of high potential on a charged body.
- Astronomy. a long extension of the solar corona, several solar radii long.
- Journalism. banner(def 7).
- a parachute that comes out of its packing in a long stream but does not expand.
Origin of streamer
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Examples from the Web for streamer
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
- 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
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