stringer

[ string-er ]
/ ˈstrɪŋ ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. stringed instrument,
  2. stringency,
  3. stringendo,
  4. stringent,
  5. stringently,
  6. stringer bead,
  7. stringhalt,
  8. stringholder,
  9. stringing,
  10. stringpiece

Origin of stringer

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at string, -er1

Related formsre·string·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stringer

stringer

/ (ˈstrɪŋə) /

noun

architect
  1. a long horizontal beam that is used for structural purposes
  2. 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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Word Origin and History for stringer

stringer

n.

"newspaper correspondent paid by length of copy," 1950, probably from earlier figurative sense of "one who strings words together" (1774); agent noun from string (v.).

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