stripe NOUN 1) a long narrow band or strip of a different colour or texture from the surface on either side of it. 2) a chevron sewn on to a uniform to denote military rank. 3) chiefly N. Amer. a type or category.
VERB (usu. be striped) mark with stripes.
DERIVATIVES striped adjective stripy (also stripey) adjective.
ORIGIN perhaps from Dutch or Low German.

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