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1. Slang A member of the armed forces, a cadet corps, or a commercial flight crew who wears stripes designating rank or length of service. Often used in combination: a three-striper; a four-striper.


(Military) military slang an officer who has a stripe or stripes on his uniform, esp in the navy: a two-striper (lieutenant).


(ˈstraɪ pər)

1. a person wearing stripes on the sleeve as an indication of rank or length of service (usu. used in combination): three-striper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.striper - a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service; "he's a four-striper"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
2.striper - caught along the Atlantic coast of the United Statesstriper - caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States
sea bass, bass - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
3.striper - marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripesstriper - marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
genus Roccus, Roccus - a genus of Serranidae
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Now, Congressman MacArthur, who sits on the House Natural Resources Committee, and the Recreational Fishing Alliance believe the time has come to award the striper the same recognition held by the bald eagle.
While a larger, two-fish equivalent policy theoretically could help us get to the needed 25 percent reduction in striper mortality, it seems against the spirit of the effort and not our best alternative.
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USE a striper to paint on a thick, white line slightly off-center.
It started when I was in high school and began volunteering as a candy striper .
SHY STRIPER PICK out one key colour in your striped piece, such as pink, and use the same shade in your matching separate to pull the outfit together.
CANDY STRIPER The stripe mantra for this season is 'the bolder the better'.
I'VE just been to Las Vegas to tempt a striper with my fly.
He forms a friendship with a candy striper at the hospital, and gradually decides to come clean about how he contracted HIV--it was from a brief relationship with a college girl, and not from a transfusion, as his family had told everyone.