a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip: a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting.
- Also called magnetic stripe, stripes.
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How to use magnetic strip in a sentence
Those that earned their stripes by going to prison and taking the case are the ones that are admired.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs | Seth Ferranti | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now I'd earned my stripes and I was just like them, and I realized it wasn't what I wanted at all.Mark Wahlberg’s Pardon Plea: A Look Back At His Troubling, Violent, and Racist Rap Sheet | Marlow Stern | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sanctimonious, the puritans of all stripes, and the killjoys in general raise the issue annually.
Like countless other boys in Massapequa, he had a crew cut and wore Keds sneakers and T-shirts with horizontal stripes.
The giant retailer is realizing its dream of getting into the banking business, which should terrify populists of all stripes.
Say, old-timer, is it right about Mac losing his stripes and getting thirty days in the cooler?Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He turned his arm so that we could see the ripped stitching where his sergeant's stripes had been cut away.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Therefore shall Moab howl to Moab, every one shall howl: to them that rejoice upon the brick walls, tell ye their stripes.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
For about thirty feet from the ground this was painted in coloured stripes very much like a barber's pole.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
When the orange-and-red banner was actually replaced by the Stars and Stripes, many in the crowd shed tears.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman