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streamer

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stream +‎ -er

NounEdit

streamer (plural streamers)

  1. A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.
    • Dryden
      Brave Rupert from afar appears, / Whose waving streamers the glad general knows.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 5, The Younger Set[1]:
      Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume ; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of rose-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees ; … .
  2. Strips of paper or other material used as confetti.
  3. A newspaper headline that runs across the entire page.
  4. (computing) A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape.
  5. (computing) Any mechanism for streaming data.
    a video streamer
  6. (fishing) In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow.
  7. (mining) One who searches for stream tin.
  8. A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.
    • James Lowell
      While overhead the North's dumb streamers shoot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)

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