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stripe

noun [C] uk   /straɪp/ us  

stripe noun [C] (COLOURED STRIP)

B1 a strip on the surface of something that is a different colour from the surrounding surface: The zebra is a wild African horse with black and white stripes.

stripe noun [C] (ON UNIFORM)

(US also bar) a strip of material that is sewn onto the arm of a military uniform to show the rank of the person wearing it: By the age of 25 he'd already earned his third stripe and become a sergeant.
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