Definition of stringer in English:


Line breaks: string¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪŋə


  • 1A longitudinal structural piece in a framework, especially that of a ship or aircraft.
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    • Longitudinal stringers are fir encased in fiberglass, and athwartship bulkheads are construction-grade exterior plywood.
    • Once the stringers and bulkheads are properly located, then starts all the cut-outs and reinforcements for the stabilizers and tailwheel.
    • The manufacturer cut the boats' longitudinal frames or stringers to make it easier to install drain lines.
  • 2 informal A newspaper correspondent who is retained on a part-time basis to report on events in a particular place: papers relied increasingly on locally based stringers and news agencies
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    • The more you cover local news, the more local people buy newspapers, these stringers said.
    • He exhorted the journalists - one staff correspondent and several stringers - to take an injured child to the hospital.
    • This news agency of some sort collected stories from stringers or correspondents and passed them on to the paper.
  • 3 [in combination] A reserve sports player holding a specified position in an order of preference: six of the team’s 24 first-stringers are Canadian
  • 4North American A chain with hooks on which caught fish are strung.
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    • Anglers who were more interested in stringers of ‘fish’ that day mostly stayed home.
    • From this point forward, every incremental rise in the surf temperature equates to a couple more fish on the stringer.
    • The place for table fish is a stringer or floating basket.
  • 5A stringboard.
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    • The bottom tread of this stringer must be 1-1/2 in. shorter and the top must be notched around the cleat/cross brace.
    • The metal balustrade assemblies bolt to the posts and the staircase's concealed stringer (the painted beam).
    • Treads may be set into a dado or nailed to a cleat attached to the side of a stair stringer.

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