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Meaning of “stripe” in the English Dictionary

"stripe" in British English

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stripenoun [C]

uk   us   /straɪp/
  • stripe noun [C] (COLOUREDSTRIP)

B1 a ​strip on the ​surface of something that is a different ​colour from the ​surroundingsurface: The ​zebra is a ​wildAfricanhorse with ​black and ​white stripes.

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  • stripe noun [C] (ON UNIFORM)

(US also bar) a ​strip of ​material that is ​sewn onto the ​arm of a ​militaryuniform to show the ​rank of the ​personwearing it: By the ​age of 25 he'd already ​earned his third stripe and ​become a ​sergeant.
(Definition of stripe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stripe" in American English

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stripenoun [C]

 us   /strɑɪp/
a ​line on a ​surface that is a different ​color from the ​rest of the ​surface: a ​bluetie with ​gray stripes A stripe is also a ​particulartype, esp. when there are many ​possibletypes: Governments of every stripe (= of all ​politicalopinions) have a ​tendency to ​try to ​control the ​press.
striped
adjective [not gradable]  us   /strɑɪpt/
a striped red-and-white ​shirt
(Definition of stripe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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