a very thin stripe, especially in fabrics.
a pattern of such stripes.
a fabric or garment having such stripes.

Origin of pinstripe

First recorded in 1895–1900; pin + stripe1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pinstripe

Contemporary Examples of pinstripe

Historical Examples of pinstripe

  • The black audience clustered around Jim Pink in his pinstripe trousers and blue-serge coat.


    T.S. Stribling

British Dictionary definitions for pinstripe


noun (in textiles)

  1. a very narrow stripe in fabric or the fabric itself, used esp for men's suits
  2. (as modifier)a pinstripe suit
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