What does the word streamer mean?

Usage examples for streamer

  1. The wind increased fast, and in spite of every effort the Ark was driven farther and farther toward the southwest, until the captain's telescope no longer showed the least glimpse of the streamer on the buoy. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  2. A red streamer is tied to the goal at the East and a yellow streamer to the goal at the West. – Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs by Alice C. Fletcher