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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service;
- Example: "they earned their stripes in Kuwait"
[syn: chevron, stripe, stripes, grade insignia]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stripes n 1: V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service; "they earned their stripes in Kuwait" [syn: chevron, stripe, stripes, grade insignia]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Stripes as a punishment were not to exceed forty (Deut. 25:1-3), and hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine (2 Cor. 11:24). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard to the infliction of stripes (Acts 16:37, 38; 22:25-29). Our Lord was beaten with stripes (Matt. 27:26).