service stripe

serv·ice stripe
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-vis strahyp]
    • /ˈsɜr vɪs straɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-vis strahyp]
    • /ˈsɜr vɪs straɪp/

Definitions of service stripe words

  • noun service stripe a stripe worn on the left sleeve by an enlisted person to indicate a specific period of time served on active duty. 1
  • noun service stripe a stripe, or any of the parallel diagonal stripes, worn on the left sleeve of a uniform to indicate years spent in the service 0

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Origin of service stripe

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20

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Parts of speech for Service stripe


service stripe popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for service stripe

noun service stripe

  • hash mark — Informal. a service stripe. the symbol #.

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