Streamer

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streamer

1. An ensign, flag, or pennant, which floats in the wind; specifically, a long, narrow, ribbonlike flag. Brave Rupert from afar appears, Whose waving streamers the glad general knows. (Dryden)

3. A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis. While overhead the North's dumb streamers shoot. (Lowell)

3. (Science: chemical) A searcher for stream tin.