- a person or thing that strings
- a long piece of timber used as a support; specif.,
- a horizontal timber connecting upright posts in a frame
- a long, lightweight structural member of an airplane fuselage, rocket, etc.
- ☆ a string or metal line with clips on which caught fish are strung
- ☆ a person serving as a part-time, local correspondent for a newspaper, magazine, etc.
- ☆ a person ranked according to ability: second-stringer
- One that strings: a stringer of beads.
- Architecture a. A long heavy horizontal timber used as a support or connector.b. A stringboard.
- A horizontal timber used to support upright posts.
- Sports A member of a specified string or squad on a team. Often used in combination: a first-stringer; a second-stringer.
- A part-time or freelance correspondent for the news media.
- Someone who threads something; one who makes or provides strings, especially for bows.
- Someone who leads someone along.
- A horizontal timber that supports upright posts, or supports the hull of a vessel
- A freelance correspondent not on the regular newspaper staff, especially one retained on a part-time basis to report on events in a particular place.
- (surfing) Wooden strip running lengthwise down the centre of a surfboard, for strength.
- Line up the 1/2 template with the stringer (draw a center line) — Stephen Pirsch 
- (baseball, slang, 1800s) A hard-hit ball.
- (fishing) A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish.
- Janice pulled the bluegill out of the water and added it to her stringer.
- A pallet or skid used when shipping LTL  freight. A platform typically constructed of timber or plastic designed such that freight may be stacked on top, able to be lifted by a forklift.
- restring, ringster