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stringer

1. Architect a long horizontal beam that is used for structural purposes
2. Nautical a longitudinal structural brace for strengthening the hull of a vessel
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Stringer

A horizontal piece of timber or steel that connects the uprights in a framework and supports the floor; the inclined member that supports the treads and risers of a stair.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stringer

 

a longitudinal member used in the frames of, for example, ships, aircraft, and railroad cars. Stringers usually take the form of flat wood or metal girders. The outer plating of the structure is riveted, welded, or cemented to stringers connected to such transverse members as ribs and beams.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

stringer

[′striŋ·ər]
(civil engineering)
A long horizontal member used to support a floor or to connect uprights in a frame.
An inclined member supporting the treads and risers of a staircase.
(geology)
(metallurgy)
An elongated mass of microconstituents or foreign material in wrought metal oriented in the direction of working.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stringer

1. A string, 1.
3. A long, heavy horizontal timber which connects the posts in a frame which supports a floor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stringer

stringer
A part of the aircraft fuselage and wing structure that acts as a stiffener and assists the skin to carry direct loads in the direction of its length. A stringer is a thin wooden or metallic strip running along the length of the fuselage or a wing.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved