something that streams: streamers of flame.
a long, narrow flag or pennant.
a long, flowing ribbon, feather, or the like used for ornament, as in dress.
any long, narrow piece or thing, as a spray of a plant or a strip of cloud.
a stream of light, especially one appearing in some forms of the aurora borealis.
Electricity. an electric discharge in a narrow stream from a point of high potential on a charged body.
Astronomy. a long extension of the solar corona, several solar radii long.
Journalism. banner ( def 7 ).
a parachute that comes out of its packing in a long stream but does not expand.

1250–1300; Middle English stremer. See stream, -er1 Unabridged
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streamer (ˈstriːmə)
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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Example sentences
Oddly enough, the newspapers under-played it, even though they gave it streamer
  headlines day after day.
Try using a streamer fly near the surface during the spring.
Overall shape, growth pattern, and timing of the streamer trees can be recorded.
At the melt temperature specified for the wax, the spring ejects the spooled
  streamer out of the cartridge.
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