Definition of Stringer

1. Noun. A member of a squad on a team. "A second stringer"

Group relationships: Squad, Team
Generic synonyms: Participant, Player

2. Noun. A worker who strings. "A stringer of beads"
Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: String

3. Noun. Brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull.
Generic synonyms: Brace, Bracing

4. Noun. A long horizontal timber to connect uprights.
Generic synonyms: Timber

Definition of Stringer

1. n. One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.

Definition of Stringer

1. Noun. Someone who threads something. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who leads someone along. ¹

3. Noun. A horizontal timber that supports upright posts, or supports the hull of a vessel ¹

4. Noun. A freelance correspondent not on the regular newspaper staff, especially one retained on a part-time basis to report on events in a particular place. ¹

5. Noun. (surfing) Wooden strip running lengthwise down the centre of a surfboard, for strength. ¹

6. Noun. (baseball slang) An 1800s baseball term meaning a hard-hit ball. ¹

7. Noun. (fishing) A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish. ¹

8. Noun. A synonym for a pallet or skid used when shipping LTL [ freight A platform typically constructed of timber or plastic designed such that freight may be stacked on top and is able to be lifted by a forklift. ¹

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Definition of Stringer

1. one that strings [n -S] - See also: strings

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stringer

string trimmers
string up
stringed instrument
stringed instruments
stringer (current term)

Literary usage of Stringer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1875)
"We brought it down and allowed both the stringer and the sheer strake to lose ... At section F the upper-deck stringer plate begins to slope in such a ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"stringer. And there was Kelly, he was another of them, ... L. stringer. I cannot tell how many, my lord ; several times. LCJ How many times ? ..."

3. Logging: The Principles and General Methods of Operation in the United States by Ralph Clement Bryant (1913)
"stringer ROADS The stringer road soon superseded the pole road on operations ... The early stringer roads were operated by animal power; but light geared ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"In some cases, where the treads and risers are enclosed in stringers, the wall stringer only is housed to receive the treads and risers, the front, ..."

5. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"The upper-deck stringer tapers beyond 'midships both in breadth and thickness. ... This is evidently proper in view of the strength which the stringer gains ..."

6. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1874)
"It is advisable to have the stringer-plates riveted to the beams, ... Previous to commencing with main-deck stringer, see that the heads of frames and ..."

7. Naval Architecture: A Manual on Laying-off Iron, Steel and Composite Vessels by Thomas Henry Watson (1898)
"EXPANSION OF A stringer PLATE AND BEAM KNEES. Expansion of a stringer Plate. —Sometimes the stringer plate edges are expanded on the loft floor for the ..."

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