Etymology
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stringer (n.)

early 15c., "one who makes bow-strings," agent noun from string (v.). Meaning "newspaper correspondent paid by length of copy" is from 1950, probably from earlier figurative sense of "one who strings words together" (1774).

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Definitions of stringer

stringer (n.)
a member of a squad on a team;
a second stringer
a first stringer
stringer (n.)
a worker who strings;
a stringer of beads
stringer (n.)
brace consisting of a longitudinal member to strengthen a fuselage or hull;
stringer (n.)
a long horizontal timber to connect uprights;
From wordnet.princeton.edu