string correspondent
Stringer String"er (str[i^]ng"[~e]r), n. 1. One who strings; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows. [1913 Webster]

Be content to put your trust in honest stringers. --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

2. A libertine; a wencher. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. (Railroad) A longitudinal sleeper. [1913 Webster]

4. (Shipbuilding) A streak of planking carried round the inside of a vessel on the under side of the beams. [1913 Webster]

5. (Carp.) A long horizontal timber to connect uprights in a frame, or to support a floor or the like. [1913 Webster]

6. (Newspapers) A reporter or correspondent who works for a news agency on a part-time basis, especially one covering local news for a newspaper published in a different area; -- called also {string correspondent}. [PJC]

7. (Aviation) a longitudinal supporting structure to reinforce the skin of an airplane fuselage. [PJC]


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