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magnetic stripe

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noun
  1. magnetic strip.
  2. Movies. stripe1(def 8).
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Origin of magnetic stripe

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic stripe

magnetic stripe

noun
  1. (across the back of various types of cheque card, credit card, etc) a dark stripe of magnetic material consisting of several tracks onto which information may be coded and which may be read or written to electronically
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