- a naval officer whose uniform sleeve displays stripes: a four-striper.
- an enlisted person of any of the armed services whose sleeve displays stripes denoting years of service: a six-striper.
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British Dictionary definitions for striper
military slang an officer who has a stripe or stripes on his uniform, esp in the navya two-striper (lieutenant)
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Word Origin and History for striper
"striped bass," 1945, from stripe (n.1).
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