The definition of a stripe is a long thin line that is somehow different from what is on either side of it.(noun)
An example of a stripe is the black and white lines on a zebra.
To stripe means to add a long narrow band of something.(verb)
An example of stripe is to add a broken white line down the middle of a street to set apart traffic lanes; to stripe the street.
See stripe in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < MLowG & MDu strīpe < IE *streib- < base *ster- > strip
See stripe in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , possibly from Middle Dutch
Origin: or Middle Low German strīpe.
Origin: Middle English.
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