streaking

noun
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

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Rosen threw a pass of about 50 yards to a streaking Stills, who went up and secured a football that Howard nearly intercepted. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Josh Rosen rises to occasion in Dolphins’ game-like scrimmage, gains ground on Ryan Fitzpatrick in QB battle," 3 Aug. 2019 The Delta Aquariids will put on the strongest show, bringing about 16 meteors per hour streaking across the sky. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "2 meteor showers peak tonight: Times, places to watch Southern Delta Aquariids, Alpha Capricornids," 29 July 2019 Welcome to the latest installment of 3 Up, 3 Down, our weekly stock watch of who’s streaking and who’s slumping throughout Major League Baseball. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "MLB Trade Deadline: Six Players Whose Value Is Soaring or Sinking," 16 July 2019 Welcome to the latest installment of 3 Up, 3 Down, our weekly gauge of who’s streaking and who’s slumping throughout Major League Baseball. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Forget Harper and Machado. Yankees Scored With Free-Agent Bet on DJ LeMahieu," 26 June 2019 The variegation is an irregular white streaking and makes quite a striking specimen. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Why do some garden leaves turn green, white and yellow? Foliage decoded," 14 June 2019 Welcome to the latest installment of 3 Up, 3 Down, our weekly stock watch of who’s streaking and who’s slumping throughout Major League Baseball. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Lucas Giolito Is Living Up to His Top Prospect Billing," 11 June 2019 In that way the Naked Bike Ride is like old-fashioned streaking, only with spokes, handle bars, and an NOPD escort. Doug Maccash, nola.com, "Did the Naked Bike Ride dare to be even barer in 2019?," 9 June 2019 Barrett added a three-point play and Williamson threw a one-handed bounce pass to a streaking Jones for an easy layup as Duke led 44-36 at the break. Pete Iacobelli, The Seattle Times, "Williamson, Duke survive UCF’s late misses, reach Sweet 16," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of streaking

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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