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stripe



Pronunciation: (strīp), [key]
n., v., striped, strip•ing.


n.
1. a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing: the stripes of a zebra.
2. a fabric or material containing such a band or bands.
3. a strip of braid, tape, or the like.
4. stripes,
a. a number or combination of such strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank, service, good conduct, combat wounds, etc.
b. Informal.status or recognition as a result of one's efforts, experience, or achievements: She earned her stripes as a traveling sales representative and then moved up to district manager.
5. a strip, or long, narrow piece of anything: a stripe of beach.
6. a streak or layer of a different nature within a substance.
7. style, variety, sort, or kind: a man of quite a different stripe.
8. Also called magnetic stripe. Motion Pictures.a strip of iron oxide layer on the edge of a film that is used for recording and reproducing a magnetic sound track.

v.t.
to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.

stripe



Pronunciation: (strīp), [key]
n.
a stroke with a whip, rod, etc., as in punishment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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