Definition of streamer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstriːmə/


1A long, narrow strip of material used as a decoration or symbol: plastic party streamers figurative a streamer of smoke
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  • The hall was decorated with multi-colored streamers, balloons and confetti, and on the stage there was a DJ mixing up popular tracks and dance music.
  • To really make your office Christmas party grand, you could include a variety of table decorations, streamers, party poppers and hats at the party.
  • Adorn your hallways and walls with gold streamers and place red material (or carpet, obviously, if you have it) at your door to greet guests in the proper manner.
1.1 [usually as modifier] A banner headline in a newspaper: a streamer head in the student paper
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  • It wasn't only the streamer headline; there was a leading article in big type.
  • The irrelevance of the streamer headline in a world racked by wars and threats of wars alarmed some of the newspaper's well-wishers.
1.2 [usually as modifier] Fishing A fly with feathers attached: a streamer fly
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  • I chose a fly fishing outfit with a very big streamer fly on a size 3/0 hook.
  • If you've time to spare, a day fishing above the bridge with fly gear picks out some huge garfish which are keen to take any type of streamer fly with silver or white in it.
  • Also effective are the modern streamer tyings rather akin to the ‘Appetizer’ rainbow trout lure but finer dressed.
1.3 Astronomy An elongated mass of luminous matter, e.g. in aurorae or the sun’s corona: above active sunspot regions coronal streamers may travel 140 million km into space
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  • With the brilliant disk of the Sun blocked, the faint light of the corona reveals streamers of solar wind blowing out into space.
  • Coronal streamers are the most obvious features in those images, their shapes varying over the several hours of the data collection.
  • At solar minimum, the fast wind emerges from ‘holes’ in the Sun's corona, or atmosphere, near the poles and the slow wind from streamers near the equator.
2 Computing short for tape streamer.
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  • You use another or the same hard disk drive, CD or DVD, floppy disks, streamers, etc.
  • The standard equipment for data backups is a tape drive, also known as a streamer.
  • ‘Hardman has completed the preparation of seismic data over Lake Albert and it has completed modification on the new digital recording streamer,’ he said.

Words that rhyme with streamer

beamer, blasphemer, Colima, creamer, dreamer, emphysema, femur, Iwo Jima, Kagoshima, lemur, Lima, oedema (US edema), ottava rima, Pima, reamer, redeemer, schema, schemer, screamer, seamer, Selima, steamer, terza rima, Tsushima

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