from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that strings: a stringer of beads.
- n. Architecture A long heavy horizontal timber used as a support or connector.
- n. Architecture A stringboard.
- n. A horizontal timber used to support upright posts.
- n. Sports A member of a specified string or squad on a team. Often used in combination: a first-stringer; a second-stringer.
- n. A part-time or freelance correspondent for the news media.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who threads something; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.
- n. Someone who leads someone along.
- n. A horizontal timber that supports upright posts, or supports the hull of a vessel
- n. A freelance correspondent not on the regular newspaper staff, especially one retained on a part-time basis to report on events in a particular place.
- n. Wooden strip running lengthwise down the centre of a surfboard, for strength.
- n. A hard-hit ball.
- n. A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish.
- n. A libertine; a wencher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.
- n. A libertine; a wencher.
- n. A longitudinal sleeper.
- n. A streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the beams.
- n. A long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like.
- n. A reporter or correspondent who works for a news agency on a part-time basis, especially one covering local news for a newspaper published in a different area; -- called also string correspondent.
- n. a longitudinal supporting structure to reinforce the skin of an airplane fuselage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who strings.
- n. A device for attaching piano-strings to a ridge cast specially for that purpose on the plate, instead of winding them around tuning wrest-pins inserted in the wrest-pin plank.
- n. In railway engin., a longitudinal timber on which a rail is fastened, and which rests on transverse sleepers.
- n. In ship-building, an inside strake of plank or of plates, secured to the ribs and supporting the ends of the beams; a shelf. See cut under beam, 2 .
- n. In carpentry: A horizontal timber connecting two posts in a framework.
- n. Same as string-board.
- n. A tie in a truss or a truss-bridge.
- n. A fornicator; a wencher.
- n. A small stick or switch used to string fish on by the gills.
- n. In iron ship-building, a longitudinal member built of plates and bars in the interior of a vessel which reinforces and supports the framing above the turn of the bilge. Similar members below the turn of the bilge are called keelsons. See keelson, 2.
- n. In geology, a narrow vein or dike.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a worker who strings
- n. a member of a squad on a team
- n. brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull
- n. a long horizontal timber to connect uprights
string + -er (“agent”) (Wiktionary)