Simple Definition of stringer
: 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
4a : a long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame or to support a floorb : string 8c : a tie in a truss
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
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 : one estimated to be of specified excellence or efficiency —used in combination <first-stringer> <second-stringer>
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