A stripe is a long, straight region of a single color, it may refer to:

* Candystripe, a pattern of diagonal stripes twisted around a cylinder stereotypically embodied by the candy cane
* Candystriper, a nickname for a female hospital volunteer derived from a formerly common outfit
* Chevron (insignia), sometimes referred to as stripes, a mark of military rank
* Data striping, the segmentation of logically sequential data so that segments can be written to multiple physical devices
* Go-faster stripes, refer to an imitative decoration applied to cars to make them appear to be modified for extra speed
* Magnetic stripe card, a type of card capable of storing data via magnetism
* Red Stripe, a Jamaican lager-style beer whose logo is a bold, diagonal red stripe
* Service stripe, an award in the United States armed forces
* S.T.R.I.P.E. (aka Pat Dugan), a fictional superhero in the DC Comics universe
* Striped paint, a classic example of a snipe hunt, a type of prank
* The Candystripes, nickname for Derry City F.C., an Irish football club

In entertainment:
* Red Stripe (Flying Pickets), a member of the famous a cappella group The Flying Pickets
* Stripes (film), a 1981 American comedy film
* The White Stripes, a Grammy Award-winning American rock music duo from Detroit
** The White Stripes (album), the self-titled debut album by American rock band, The White Stripes

In animals:
* Green-striped White, a butterfly in the Pieridae family
* Stripe-backed Wren, a bird found in the savannas of northern Colombia and central Venezuela
* Striped bass, a member of the temperate bass family
* Striped Dolphin, an extensively studied dolphin that is found in temperate and tropical waters of all the world's oceans
* Striped Hyena, a close relative of the Brown Hyena
* Three-striped Night Monkey, one of several species of owl monkeys

ee also

* Candy stripe
* Stars and Stripes Forever
* Stars & Stripes

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  • Stripe — Stripe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Striped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Striping}.] 1. To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike; to lash. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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