streak·​ing | \ ˈstrē-kiŋ How to pronounce streaking (audio) \

Definition of streaking

: the lightening (as by chemicals) of a few long strands of hair to produce a streaked effect

Examples of streaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the scoring play, Stepan attracted multiple Nashville defenders and found a streaking Garland uncovered. Richard Morin, The Arizona Republic, "Conor Garland's late goal gives Arizona Coyotes series lead after Game 3 win vs. Predators," 5 Aug. 2020 Although Jorge Soler drove in a run with a sacrifce fly, the former Cubs player failed to reach base in ending a 25-game streaking dating to last Sept. 14. Matt Carlson, Star Tribune, "Kimbrel shaky again, Cubs hold off Royals for 5th win in row," 4 Aug. 2020 The peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower is expected tonight, with as many as 18 meteors per hour streaking across the night sky. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: US close to $450 billion rescue plan," 20 Apr. 2020 Speculation about Iran downing Flight PS 752 in error has been further fueled by a video purportedly showing a bright dot streaking toward the plane, followed by a flash, along with reports that missile debris was found near the scene. Jennifer Jacobs, Fortune, "‘Psychological Warfare:’ Iran Rails at Western Governments Over Claims That It Shot Down Boeing Airliner," 10 Jan. 2020 Arizona Phoenix: Early risers in several Western states reported seeing what appeared to be a meteor streaking across the sky before dawn. USA TODAY, "Pachyderm vacation rental, Cookie Monster overdoses, stolen baby Jesus statue found: News from around our 50 states," 28 Feb. 2020 The Celtics trail the streaking Raptors by 1½ games for the second seed with one more matchup at Toronto. Gary Washburn,, "After last season’s disappointment, Celtics are poised to pave a path to postseason success," 17 Feb. 2020 The streaking Grizzlies were paced by Dillon Brooks, who scored 26 points. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Tristan Thompson ejected, Cleveland Cavaliers lose heated game against Memphis Grizzlies 113-109," 18 Jan. 2020 The second one came when Jones threw a 45-foot bounce pass to a streaking Spencer who finished the play with a one-handed jam. Doug Feinberg, The Denver Post, "Tre Jones, No. 4 Duke open season by edging No. 3 Kansas," 5 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of streaking

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Streaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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