a person or thing that strings.
a long horizontal timber connecting upright posts.
Architecture. string (def. 15b).
Civil Engineering. a longitudinal bridge girder for supporting part of a deck or railroad track between bents or piers.
a longitudinal reinforcement in the fuselage or wing of an airplane.
Also called string correspondent. Journalism. a part-time newspaper correspondent covering a local area for a paper published elsewhere: The Los Angeles paper has a correspondent in San Francisco but only a stringer in Seattle.: Compare staffer (def. 2).
a contestant, player, or other person ranked according to skill or accomplishment (used in combination): Most of the conductors at the opera house were third-stringers.
Mining. a small vein or seam of ore, coal, etc.
- re·string·er, noun
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How to use stringer in a sentence
I know that during college you worked as a stringer for Time magazine, but then you abandoned the glorious heights of journalism for the muck and shadows of foreign policy.These Jobs Were Not Posted on ZipRecruiter (Ep. 473) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 26, 2021 | Freakonomics
Rebound and liveliness come courtesy of a carbon-infused “energy backbone” that acts like a stringer in the ski, boosting energy return.
Carbon stringers run its entire length, boosting torsional rigidity for bomber edge hold while adding liveliness, all while keeping grams to a minimum.
The only additional gear you’ll need are an extra arrow or two, and a stringer for your fish.
I also appreciated the ability to hold my position at the push of a button, which made re-rigging, putting fish on a stringer, and other complicated tasks a lot less work in heavy current.
“They always seem to be on the move,” said Rodrigo Soberanes, a stringer for AP in Veracruz.
When Howard stringer was appointed president of CBS News in October 1986, the occasion was sufficiently bizarre—really?A Well-Spoken Invasion:The Brits Taking Over American Media | Lloyd Grove | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The real goal was going from this stringer service to become a network cameraman.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon | Andrew Romano | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The British-born stringer likened Letterman to the satirical tradition of comedy in his home country.David Letterman Surprises CBS and Announces His Retirement | Lloyd Grove | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A “stringer,” in the parlance of foreign correspondents, Sundaram sold stories to The New York Times and the Associated Press.
"Some of stringer's people seem to have stolen the cheque from Mr. Soames," said the archdeacon.The Last Chronicle of Barset | Anthony Trollope
Plato had belonged to a Mr. stringer who, the slave always asserted, never joined the rebels.
Wagner would have it that with the Dutchman he ceased to be a mere stringer of opera verses and became the full poet.Richard Wagner | John F. Runciman
There is no bound, or limit, I am assured, to the presumption of such as this stringer of foolish rhymes.The Lady of Lynn | Walter Besant
Lady Edward stringer is giving some sort of function, and therell be a lot of people you know.The Merry-go-round | W. Somerset Maugham
British Dictionary definitions for stringer
a long horizontal beam that is used for structural purposes
another name for stringboard
nautical a longitudinal structural brace for strengthening the hull of a vessel
a journalist retained by a newspaper or news service on a part-time basis to cover a particular town or area
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