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service stripe

n.
1. A stripe worn on an enlisted person's sleeve to indicate a specific term of military service.
2. A stripe worn on the sleeve of the uniform of a bus driver, for example, to indicate years of seniority.

serv′ice stripe`



n.
a stripe on the sleeve of a military uniform indicating the wearer's length of active service.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.service stripe - an insignia worn to indicate years of serviceservice stripe - an insignia worn to indicate years of service
insignia - a badge worn to show official position
References in classic literature ?
He wore a good service stripe upon his cheek, for on one side it was pitted and scarred where a spurt of gravel knocked up by a round-shot had struck him thirty years before, when he served in the Lancaster gun-battery.
On this occasion, President Beji Caid Essebsi presented security officers with rank insignia and service stripes and decorated others.
It is also permissible for enlisted to wear both overseas service bars and service stripes on the new blue ASU coat.

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