mag·​stripe ˈmag-ˌstrīp How to pronounce magstripe (audio)
plural magstripes
: the magnetic strip on a swipe card that contains personal information
often used before another noun
a magstripe card
… American credit cards use the 40-year-old magstripe technology to process transactions …Bill Saporito

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of magstripe was in 1973

Dictionary Entries Near magstripe

Cite this Entry

“Magstripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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