What does stringer mean?

Definitions for stringer
ˈstrɪŋ ərstrin·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stringernoun

    a member of a squad on a team

    "a first stringer"; "a second stringer"

  2. stringernoun

    a worker who strings

    "a stringer of beads"

  3. stringernoun

    brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull

  4. stringernoun

    a long horizontal timber to connect uprights


  1. Stringernoun

    (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.

  2. Stringernoun

    (Aviation) a longitudinal supporting structure to reinforce the skin of an airplane fuselage.


  1. stringernoun

    Someone who threads something.

  2. stringernoun

    Someone who leads someone along.

  3. stringernoun

    A horizontal timber that supports upright posts, or supports the hull of a vessel

  4. stringernoun

    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.

  5. stringernoun

    Wooden strip running lengthwise down the centre of a surfboard, for strength.

    Line up the 1/2 template with the stringer (or draw a center line) uE000180574uE001 Stephen Pirsch

  6. stringernoun

    An 1800s baseball term meaning a hard-hit ball.

  7. stringernoun

    A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish.

    Janice pulled the bluegill out of the water and added it to her stringer.

  8. stringernoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stringernoun

    one who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows

  2. Stringernoun

    a libertine; a wencher

  3. Stringernoun

    a longitudinal sleeper

  4. Stringernoun

    a streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the beams

  5. Stringernoun

    a long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like


  1. Stringer

    In journalism, a stringer is a freelance journalist or photographer who contributes reports or photos to a news organization on an ongoing basis but is paid individually for each piece of published or broadcast work. As freelancers, stringers do not receive a regular salary and the amount and type of work is typically voluntary. However, stringers often have an ongoing relationship with one or more news organizations, to which they provide content on particular topics or locations when the opportunities arise. The term is typically confined to news industry jargon, and in print or in broadcast terms, stringers are sometimes referred to as correspondents or contributors. At other times, they may not receive any public recognition for the work they have contributed. A reporter or photographer can "string" for a news organization in a number of different capacities and with varying degrees of regularity, so that the relationship between the organization and the stringer is typically very loose. When it is difficult for a staff reporter or photographer to reach a location quickly for breaking news stories, larger news organizations often rely on local stringers to provide rapid scene descriptions, quotations or photos. In this capacity, stringers are used heavily by most television news organizations and some print publications for video footage, photos, and interviews.

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  1. restring, ringster

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stringer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stringer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of stringer in a Sentence

  1. Arizona GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines:

    In light of today's reports detailing Representative David Stringer's comments, I am calling on Representative David Stringer to resign immediately, these words have no place in The Arizona Republican Party, or in our state.

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  • स्टाफ़ के अतिरिक्त नामानिगारHindi
  • ಸ್ಟ್ರಿಂಗರ್Kannada
  • longarinaPortuguese
  • стрингерRussian
  • ஸ்ட்ரிங்கர்Tamil
  • స్ట్రింగర్Telugu
  • 纵梁Chinese

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. affront
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    • C. emanate
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