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Definition of stripe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 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, Stars and Stripes
  2. 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. 3a 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stripe