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streamer

[stree-mer] /ˈstri mər/
noun
1.
something that streams:
streamers of flame.
2.
a long, narrow flag or pennant.
3.
a long, flowing ribbon, feather, or the like used for ornament, as in dress.
4.
any long, narrow piece or thing, as a spray of a plant or a strip of cloud.
5.
a stream of light, especially one appearing in some forms of the aurora borealis.
6.
Electricity. an electric discharge in a narrow stream from a point of high potential on a charged body.
7.
Astronomy. a long extension of the solar corona, several solar radii long.
8.
Journalism. banner (def 7).
9.
a parachute that comes out of its packing in a long stream but does not expand.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English stremer. See stream, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for streamer

streamer

/ˈstriːmə/
noun
1.
a long narrow flag or part of a flag
2.
a long narrow coiled ribbon of coloured paper that becomes unrolled when tossed
3.
a stream of light, esp one appearing in some forms of the aurora
4.
(journalism) a large heavy headline printed across the width of a page of a newspaper
5.
(computing) another word for tape streamer
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Word Origin and History for streamer
n.

"flag that streams in the air," late 13c., agent noun from stream (v.).

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