Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long narrow flag, banner, or pennant.
  • noun A long narrow strip of material used for ornament or decoration.
  • noun A fishing fly that imitates a baitfish.
  • noun A column of light shooting across the sky in the aurora borealis.
  • noun An extension of rays from the sun's corona.
  • noun A newspaper headline that runs across a full page.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which streams out, or hangs or floats at full length: applied to anything long and narrow, as a ribbon.
  • noun A long narrow flag; a pennon extended or flowing in the wind: same as pennant, 1 .
  • noun A stream or column of light shooting upward or outward, as in some forms of the aurora borealis.
  • noun A long flowing strip of ribbon, or feather, or something similar, used in decoration, especially in dress.
  • noun A long-exserted feather which streams away from the rest of the plumage of some birds; a pennant or standard. See cuts under Semioptera and standard-bearer.
  • noun In mining, a person who washes for stream-tin. See streaming.
  • noun The geometrid moth Anticlea derivata: an English collectors' name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ensign, flag, or pennant, which floats in the wind; specifically, a long, narrow, ribbonlike flag.
  • noun A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.
  • noun (Mining) A searcher for stream tin.
  • noun (Journalism) a banner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.
  • noun A newspaper headline that runs across the entire page.
  • noun computing A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape.
  • noun fishing In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow.
  • noun mining One who searches for stream tin.
  • noun A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
  • noun long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
  • noun a long flag; often tapering
  • noun light that streams

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The fun of having a fish crash upon a streamer is a rush.

    Why You Wear Sunglasses.

  • He had more chases too, but as is usually the case in streamer fishing, you rarely pin them all on.

    What Makes Guides Great?

  • Fished with a 250 grain streamer express line with 2x to 3x tippet this fly pattern as enticed big rainbows as well as striped bass in the same water.

    A Secret Streamer Stragey

  • These showers are called streamer showers, which is very light rain that doesn't get much development and usually dissipates within a few hours, said Clay Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • These showers are called streamer showers, which is very light rain that doesn't get much development and usually dissipates within a few hours, said Clay Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • These showers are called streamer showers, which is very light rain that doesn't get much development and usually dissipates within a few hours, said Clay Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • Then a second chute may have gotten damaged from the bad "streamer" parachute and the second chute didn't open all the way.

    Chase Plane Footage of Ares I-X Flight | Universe Today

  • Then a second chute may have gotten damaged from the bad "streamer" parachute and the second chute didn't open all the way.

    Ares I-X Manager Addresses Booster Damage, Stage Tumbling and Thrust Oscillation | Universe Today

  • During its 14.7-hour orbit of Saturn, Prometheus 102 kilometers, or 63 miles across reaches the point in its elliptical path, called apoapse, where it is farthest away from Saturn and closest to the F ring, and the moon's gravity is just strong enough to draw a "streamer" of material out of the core region of the F ring.

    Amazing Ring Ripples | Universe Today

  • And since the "streamer", as i2i likes to call it, is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, you can listen in for up to 5 hours before calling it quits.

    Broadcast your MP3s with i2i Stream | Sync Blog

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