- 1a long narrow line of color, that is a different color from the areas next to it a zebra's black and white stripes a white tablecloth with red stripes see also pinstripe, the Stars and Stripes
- 2a narrow piece of cloth, often in the shape of a V, that is worn on the uniform of a soldier or police officer to show their rank a uniform with a sergeant's stripes on the sleeve
- 3 a type, category, or opinion politicians of every stripe commentators of all political stripes She's an educator of a very different stripe. They are not all of one stripe.
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