Definition of stringer in English:

stringer

noun

  • 1A longitudinal structural piece in a framework, especially that of a ship or aircraft.

    • ‘Courriere felt the exterior port stem between the stringer and the windows.’
    • ‘The selection, number, and placement of the stringers supporting overhead cover is critical to the safety of a position.’
    • ‘Once the stringers and bulkheads are properly located, then starts all the cut-outs and reinforcements for the stabilizers and tailwheel.’
    • ‘As the ribs were completed, there was not a precise method to determine where the stringers would pass through the ribs.’
    • ‘Longitudinal stringers are fir encased in fiberglass, and athwartship bulkheads are construction-grade exterior plywood.’
    • ‘The army in gray had destroyed the planking of the bridge, leaving only the stringers holding it in place.’
    • ‘With a double carbon graphite stringer, rail stiffeners, and slick skin bottom, it was also quite fast.’
    • ‘As a result of these pressures, stringers must usually move right to move up.’
    • ‘For the most part, stringers could be copied from originals but bulkheads required a lot more work.’
    • ‘From what we know, we would expect to have to replace frames or frame sections, skins, stringers and doublers in the damaged areas.’
    • ‘The hull is supported by a system of longitudinal stringers and transverse frames of plywood encased in fiberglass and resin.’
    • ‘The manufacturer cut the boats' longitudinal frames or stringers to make it easier to install drain lines.’
    • ‘A post-tensioned transverse diaphragm at pier 45 supports the approach viaduct stringers at that pier.’
    • ‘Another key factor is the strength and location of the support base on which the stringers rest.’
    • ‘Around the basic tube fuselage, Gordon added wooden stringers and formers to give the unit its desired shape.’
    • ‘At this time, only the stringers are being drilled and riveted.’
    • ‘This takes place particularly in the parent plate under butt welds, the cracks following the line of the sulphide inclusion stringers.’
    • ‘The distance between the stringers should be 8 feet.’
    • ‘Improper support can cause the hull to distort, causing cracked bulkheads, engine misalignment or broken stringers.’
  • 2informal A newspaper correspondent not on the regular staff of a newspaper, especially one retained on a part-time basis to report on events in a particular place.

    • ‘Some of Reuters's Palestinian stringers are honest and courageous.’
    • ‘He has taken photographs as a stringer for The Associated Press and had a story published in The New York Times.’
    • ‘Even Iraqi stringers were mostly locals; outsiders were forbidden entry by the insurgents.’
    • ‘But these stringers do not seek union representation, only editorial control over the work of others.’
    • ‘Most national correspondents will tell you they rely on stringers and researchers and interns and clerks and news assistants.’
    • ‘The paper was more generous with stringers in those days - I even received a byline.’
    • ‘Schulberg started writing as a high school stringer for newspapers when he was growing up in Los Angeles.’
    • ‘Reynolds, in particular, makes use of this jury-rigged stringer system to alert his readers to articles that would otherwise go unnoticed.’
    • ‘And Sun News in the South has a district network of 140 stringers to bring district news to its viewers.’
    • ‘This news agency of some sort collected stories from stringers or correspondents and passed them on to the paper.’
    • ‘At the time I was not long out of college, working as a stringer, editorial writer and arts reviewer for the Galway Advertiser.’
    • ‘When I joined the staff in 1973, it had no staff correspondents, relying entirely on stringers and outside contributors.’
    • ‘Asianet, whose stringer he used to be, has pretty much dumped him, and his legal expenses have reduced him to penury.’
    • ‘The more you cover local news, the more local people buy newspapers, these stringers said.’
    • ‘There was only one stringer in the world Borg trusted, a fellow Swede called Mats Laftman.’
    • ‘For a long time, even in the Balkans, they didn't have anyone reporting there and were depending on BBC stringers.’
    • ‘I only have experience as a stringer for a daily and a freelancer for magazines and weeklies.’
    • ‘He exhorted the journalists - one staff correspondent and several stringers - to take an injured child to the hospital.’
    • ‘Were they acting like the stringers who just happen to be around for events such as the murder of election officials on Haifa Street?’
    • ‘The families of many Iraqi staffers and stringers would prefer they didn't work for the Western press, says Rubin.’
    reporter, journalist, columnist, writer, contributor, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, commentator, chronicler
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  • 3A side of a staircase, which supports the treads and risers.

    • ‘Cut and install the treads after the risers, again concentrating on a clean fit between the finished stringers and a good line against the riser.’
    • ‘The angle of the stringers have to be such the stair risers are all the same height after the treads are nailed.’
    • ‘Another simple pergola of 2x3 stringers and tapered cross supports accents a path from the street to the home's side entrance.’
    • ‘Using a 3-foot-diameter steel pipe as supporting stringer and railing makes for easy installation.’
    • ‘Treads may be set into a dado or nailed to a cleat attached to the side of a stair stringer.’
    • ‘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 stringer connects the level of the deck to the grade, for the installation of stair risers and treads.’
    • ‘The metal balustrade assemblies bolt to the posts and the staircase's concealed stringer (the painted beam).’
    • ‘4x4 railing posts should be spaced four feet on center, with posts located at deck corners and against stair stringers.’
    joist, purlin, girder, spar, support, strut, stay, brace, scantling, batten, transom, lintel, stringer, baulk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafter
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  • 4[in combination] A sports player holding a specified position in an order of preference.

    ‘a third-stringer on the football team’

Pronunciation:

stringer

/ˈstriNGər/