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first-string of, pertaining to, or being a principal member or members of a team.
second-string of or designating a player or team that is kept ready to substitute for any primary player or players in an athletic contest. [2 definitions]
string band a musical group consisting of violin, guitar, string bass, and the like, usu. performing folk or country music.
string bean a long, green pod that is produced by a bean plant and eaten as a vegetable; snap bean.
string quartet an ensemble of four musicians playing on stringed instruments such as the cello, viola, violin, or double bass. [2 definitions]
string tie a very narrow necktie, usu. tied in a bow.