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striping

[ strahy-ping ]
/ ˈstraɪ pɪŋ /
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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.

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Origin of striping

First recorded in 1670–80; stripe1 + -ing1
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