• WordNet 3.6
    • n stringer a long horizontal timber to connect uprights
    • n stringer brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull
    • n stringer a worker who strings "a stringer of beads"
    • n stringer a member of a squad on a team "a first stringer","a second stringer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stringer A libertine; a wencher.
    • Stringer (Carp) A long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like.
    • Stringer (Railroad) A longitudinal sleeper.
    • Stringer (Aviation) a longitudinal supporting structure to reinforce the skin of an airplane fuselage.
    • Stringer (Newspapers) A reporter or correspondent who works for a news agency on a part-time basis, especially one covering local news for a newspaper published in a different area; -- called also string correspondent.
    • Stringer (Shipbuilding) A streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the beams.
    • Stringer One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows. "Be content to put your trust in honest stringers ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stringer One who strings. One who makes or furnishes strings for a bow. Nares.
    • n stringer A device for attaching piano-strings to a ridge cast specially for that purpose on the plate, instead of winding them around tuning wrest-pins inserted in the wrest-pin plank. It is a small hooked steel bar with a screw-threaded shank that is passed through the ridge and then secured by a nut. The wire string is first passed through a hole in the hooked end of the stringer, and then looped once around the hook. In tuning, the string is tightened by turning the nut on the shank of the stringer.
    • n stringer In railway engin., a longitudinal timber on which a rail is fastened, and which rests on transverse sleepers.
    • n stringer In ship-building, an inside strake of plank or of plates, secured to the ribs and supporting the ends of the beams; a shelf. See cut under beam, 2 .
    • n stringer In carpentry: A horizontal timber connecting two posts in a framework.
    • n stringer Same as string-board.
    • n stringer A tie in a truss or a truss-bridge.
    • n stringer A fornicator; a wencher.
    • n stringer A small stick or switch used to string fish on by the gills.
    • n stringer In iron ship-building, a longitudinal member built of plates and bars in the interior of a vessel which reinforces and supports the framing above the turn of the bilge. Similar members below the turn of the bilge are called keelsons. See keelson, 2.
    • n stringer In geology, a narrow vein or dike.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stringer one who, or that which, strings: a lengthwise timber on which a rail is fastened resting on a transverse cross-tie or sleeper: any main lengthways timber in a bridge or other building: a small screw-hook to which piano-strings are sometimes attached:
    • ns Stringer (naut.) a shelf-piece, an inside horizontal plank, supporting beam-ends, any heavy timber similarly carried round a vessel to strengthen her for special heavy service, as whaling, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. strenge, cord—strang, strong; Dut. streng, Ice. strengr, Ger. strang; conn. with L. stringĕre, to draw tight.


In literature:

Plato had belonged to a Mr. Stringer who, the slave always asserted, never joined the rebels.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
They finished driving the piles and setting up the stringers.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
He had never trusted Stringer.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
I can't let Ben Stringer be crowing over me.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
Mr. Stringer had derived considerable comfort from this invention.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
The bank should have a few stringers and braces to support it.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
I got my hand on some of the framing, and he swung me on to the stringer.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Stringer was relieved of his command along with Morgan early the following year.
"Drug Supplies in the American Revolution" by George B. Griffenhagen
The rafters rested upon these stringers and upon the top of the circular wall below.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske

In news:

Mitch Stringer/US PresswireSafety Troy Polamalu (43) delivered with another key play for the Steelers.
Borough President Scott Stringer rejected Extell Development's plans for the Riverside Center development Aug 30.
Then, four by four planks were laid across the stringers.
Jim Rogash/Stringer getty images sport.
These football rookies (and other 2nd and 3rd stringers) showed serious potential during the preseason .
With EZ Rocker Flat Construction and tip to tail carbon stringers you can count on having plenty of pop for your buck.
stringers for maximum comfort and reduced weight.
STANFORD, Calif — During this see-saw ride of a basketball season, C. Vivian Stringer has been wary of highs.
Scott Stringer Poses With Terry Richardson .
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is a busy guy–dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and gearing up for the 2013 mayoral race–he's considered among the frontrunners to succeed Michael Bloomberg.
Stringers Ridge , 488 E Midvale Ave.
Stringer Bell robbery suspect .
Kenneth Anderson, alleged "Stringer Bell" robber in a frame from a security video FBI photo.
Bud Stringer walked into a barber shop recently with a noble goal.
Has Sony found Stringer successor NPR reeling.

In science:

Carlos Mu˜noz for lending his picture of a stringer .
Quantum Gravity
The transfer of the Trigger and BUSY signal to the CCC has been much more problematic as expected due to the use of an AC coupling between the CCC and the LDA, leading to instabilities and stringer conditions on the length of the signals.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Stringer 1997 A molecular handle on the neanderthals.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
This measure allows us to make a fair comparison between articles that may not have finished accumulating citations due to their recency, and to account for differences in the publication cycle for different areas (Stringer, Sales-Pardo, and Amaral 2008).
Information Diffusion in Computer Science Citation Networks
Finally, we exclude papers published after 2000, because their recency means that they have not accumulated most of their citations (Stringer, Sales-Pardo, and Amaral 2008; Burrell 2003).
Information Diffusion in Computer Science Citation Networks