American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who strings. One who makes or furnishes strings for a bow.
- 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. It is a small hooked steel bar with a screw-threaded shank that is passed through the ridge and then secured by a nut. The wire string is first passed through a hole in the hooked end of the stringer, and then looped once around the hook. In tuning, the string is tightened by turning the nut on the shank of the stringer.
- 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.
- 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. surfing Wooden strip running lengthwise down the centre of a surfboard, for strength.
- n. baseball, slang, 1800s A hard-hit ball.
- n. fishing A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish.
- n. obsolete A libertine; a wencher.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.
- n. obsolete A libertine; a wencher.
- n. (Railroad) A longitudinal sleeper.
- n. (Shipbuilding) A streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the beams.
- n. (Carp.) A long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like.
- n. (Newspapers) 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
- n. (Aviation) a longitudinal supporting structure to reinforce the skin of an airplane fuselage.
- 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)
“I believe the word stringer derived from the early practice of measuring column inches with a piece of string.”
“Whether you can get away with that sort of attitude as the head critic of the New York TImes, as opposed to a mere stringer, is something I wouldn't know, though.”
“Out in the field, a veteran Paris freelancer goes to desperate lengths for his next byline, while the new Cairo stringer is mercilessly manipulated by an outrageous war correspondent with an outsize ego.”
“One week ago, a different stringer from the one who had been merely warned met with a much more tragic fate.”
“A stringer is an infrequent, paid, freelance contributor to a publication.”
“One of the things we ` re forgetting is that in this day in age a lot of so-called stringer photographers will knock on the door of, let ` s say magazine exhibition and say, I ` ve got a camera and I ` m willing to do just about anything to get you this picture.”
“Smashing in a 'word stringer alonger' kind of way.”
“This of course creates a tensional strain along the stringer, which is found as follows: -- Representing the applied weight by F B, Pl. II, Fig. 2, draw”
“They were found on the stringer, which is the composite aluminum ring located on the top of the tank's intertank area.”
“That would be an indication that there might be a different problem other than the stringer itself having a flaw or a defect that would put us in that second family where the stringer was the victim here and not the cause.”
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