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noun string·er \ˈstriŋ-ər\

Simple Definition of stringer

  • : a journalist who is not on the regular staff of a newspaper but who writes stories for that newspaper

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stringer

  1. 1 :  one that strings

  2. 2 :  a string, wire, or chain often with snaps on which fish are strung by a fisherman

  3. 3 :  a narrow vein or irregular filament of mineral traversing a rock mass of different material

  4. 4a :  a long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame or to support a floorb :  string 8c :  a tie in a truss

  5. 5a :  a longitudinal member extending from bent to bent of a railroad bridge and carrying the trackb :  a longitudinal member (as in an airplane fuselage or wing) to reinforce the skin

  6. 6a :  a news correspondent who is paid space ratesb :  a reporter who works for a publication or news agency on a part-time basis; broadly :  correspondent

  7. 7 :  one estimated to be of specified excellence or efficiency —used in combination <first-stringer> <second-stringer>

14th Century

First Known Use of stringer

14th century


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