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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 manufacturer cut the boats' longitudinal frames or stringers to make it easier to install drain lines.’
- ‘Longitudinal stringers are fir encased in fiberglass, and athwartship bulkheads are construction-grade exterior plywood.’
- ‘For the most part, stringers could be copied from originals but bulkheads required a lot more work.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The hull is supported by a system of longitudinal stringers and transverse frames of plywood encased in fiberglass and resin.’
- ‘At this time, only the stringers are being drilled and riveted.’
- ‘Improper support can cause the hull to distort, causing cracked bulkheads, engine misalignment or broken stringers.’
- ‘The distance between the stringers should be 8 feet.’
- ‘As the ribs were completed, there was not a precise method to determine where the stringers would pass through the ribs.’
- ‘With a double carbon graphite stringer, rail stiffeners, and slick skin bottom, it was also quite fast.’
- ‘Around the basic tube fuselage, Gordon added wooden stringers and formers to give the unit its desired shape.’
- ‘From what we know, we would expect to have to replace frames or frame sections, skins, stringers and doublers in the damaged areas.’
- ‘The army in gray had destroyed the planking of the bridge, leaving only the stringers holding it in place.’
- ‘As a result of these pressures, stringers must usually move right to move up.’
- ‘This takes place particularly in the parent plate under butt welds, the cracks following the line of the sulphide inclusion 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.
reporter, journalist, columnist, writer, contributor, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, commentator, chroniclerView synonyms
- ‘The paper was more generous with stringers in those days - I even received a byline.’
- ‘There was only one stringer in the world Borg trusted, a fellow Swede called Mats Laftman.’
- ‘Most national correspondents will tell you they rely on stringers and researchers and interns and clerks and news assistants.’
- ‘Reynolds, in particular, makes use of this jury-rigged stringer system to alert his readers to articles that would otherwise go unnoticed.’
- ‘Asianet, whose stringer he used to be, has pretty much dumped him, and his legal expenses have reduced him to penury.’
- ‘He has taken photographs as a stringer for The Associated Press and had a story published in The New York Times.’
- ‘Were they acting like the stringers who just happen to be around for events such as the murder of election officials on Haifa Street?’
- ‘He exhorted the journalists - one staff correspondent and several stringers - to take an injured child to the hospital.’
- ‘Some of Reuters's Palestinian stringers are honest and courageous.’
- ‘For a long time, even in the Balkans, they didn't have anyone reporting there and were depending on BBC stringers.’
- ‘The families of many Iraqi staffers and stringers would prefer they didn't work for the Western press, says Rubin.’
- ‘Even Iraqi stringers were mostly locals; outsiders were forbidden entry by the insurgents.’
- ‘At the time I was not long out of college, working as a stringer, editorial writer and arts reviewer for the Galway Advertiser.’
- ‘And Sun News in the South has a district network of 140 stringers to bring district news to its viewers.’
- ‘But these stringers do not seek union representation, only editorial control over the work of others.’
- ‘Schulberg started writing as a high school stringer for newspapers when he was growing up in Los Angeles.’
- ‘I only have experience as a stringer for a daily and a freelancer for magazines and weeklies.’
- ‘The more you cover local news, the more local people buy newspapers, these stringers said.’
- ‘This news agency of some sort collected stories from stringers or correspondents and passed them on to the paper.’
- ‘When I joined the staff in 1973, it had no staff correspondents, relying entirely on stringers and outside contributors.’
3A side of a staircase, which supports the treads and risers.
joist, purlin, girder, spar, support, strut, stay, brace, scantling, batten, transom, lintel, stringer, baulk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafterView synonyms
- ‘Another simple pergola of 2x3 stringers and tapered cross supports accents a path from the street to the home's side entrance.’
- ‘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 angle of the stringers have to be such the stair risers are all the same height after the treads are nailed.’
- ‘4x4 railing posts should be spaced four feet on center, with posts located at deck corners and against stair stringers.’
- ‘The stringer connects the level of the deck to the grade, for the installation of stair risers and treads.’
- ‘Treads may be set into a dado or nailed to a cleat attached to the side of a stair stringer.’
- ‘Using a 3-foot-diameter steel pipe as supporting stringer and railing makes for easy installation.’
- ‘The metal balustrade assemblies bolt to the posts and the staircase's concealed stringer (the painted beam).’
- ‘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.’
4[in combination] A sports player holding a specified position in an order of preference.‘a third-stringer on the football team’
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