1. One that strings: a stringer of beads.
a. A long heavy horizontal timber used as a support or connector.
b. A stringboard.
3. Sports A member of a specified string or squad on a team. Often used in combination: a first-stringer; a second-stringer.
4. A part-time or freelance correspondent for the news media.
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