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stream +‎ -er


streamer ‎(plural streamers)

  1. A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter V, The Younger Set:
      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 mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  2. Strips of paper or other material used as confetti.
  3. A newspaper headline that runs across the entire page.
  4. (heading) Of computing.
    1. A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape.
    2. Any mechanism for streaming data.
      a video streamer
  5. (fishing) In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow.
  6. (mining) One who searches for stream tin.
  7. A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)


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