stringer

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string·er

noun \ˈstriŋ-ər\

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

Full Definition of STRINGER

1
:  one that strings
2
:  a string, wire, or chain often with snaps on which fish are strung by a fisherman
3
:  a narrow vein or irregular filament of mineral traversing a rock mass of different material
4
a :  a long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame or to support a floor
b :  string 8
c :  a tie in a truss
5
a :  a longitudinal member extending from bent to bent of a railroad bridge and carrying the track
b :  a longitudinal member (as in an airplane fuselage or wing) to reinforce the skin
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a :  a news correspondent who is paid space rates
b :  a reporter who works for a publication or news agency on a part-time basis; broadly :  correspondent
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:  one estimated to be of specified excellence or efficiency —used in combination <first-stringer> <second-stringer>

First Known Use of STRINGER

14th century

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