striping

[ strahy-ping ]
/ ˈstraɪ pɪŋ /

noun

the act of decorating or otherwise providing with stripes: The striping of the boat proceeded slowly.
a striped pattern: the striping of the zebra; striping of different colors.

Origin of striping

First recorded in 1670–80; stripe1 + -ing1

Definition for striping (2 of 2)

stripe

1
[ strahyp ]
/ straɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), striped, strip·ing.

to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.

Origin of stripe

1
1620–30; < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German strīpe; see strip2, stripe2

Related forms

stripe·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for striping (1 of 2)

stripe

1
/ (straɪp) /

noun

a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background
a fabric having such bands
a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank
mainly US and Canadian kind; sort; typea man of a certain stripe

verb

(tr) to mark with a stripe or stripes

Word Origin for stripe

C17: probably from Middle Dutch strīpe; related to Middle High German strīfe, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for striping (2 of 2)

stripe

2
/ (straɪp) /

noun

a stroke from a whip, rod, cane, etc

Word Origin for stripe

C15: perhaps from Middle Low German strippe; related to stripe 1
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