"stripe" in the noun sense
1. band, banding, stripe
an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service
3. chevron, stripe, stripes, grade insignia
V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
"they earned their stripes in Kuwait"
a kind or category
"businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"
5. stripe, streak, bar
a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
"a green toad with small black stripes or bars"
"may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
"stripe" in the verb sense
mark with stripes
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