noun, often attributive
pin·​stripe | \ ˈpin-ˌstrīp How to pronounce pinstripe (audio) \

Definition of pinstripe

: a very thin stripe especially on a fabric also : a suit with such stripes often used in plural

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Other Words from pinstripe

pin-striped \ ˈpin-​ˌstrīpt How to pronounce pin-striped (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pinstripe in a Sentence

a dark suit with white pinstripes a man dressed in pinstripes

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The driver fled in what police describe as possibly a maroon Chevrolet or GMC SUV with gray pinstripes on the hood. Loyd Brumfield, Dallas News, "Dallas police seek hit-and-run driver who left woman injured beside road in Red Bird," 10 July 2019 Is anybody besides me irked at the sight of LeMahieu in pinstripes? Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Big reason the shine is off Rockies’ season? D.J. LeMahieu, the all-star Jeff Bridich foolishly let get away," 10 July 2019 Earlier today, they were seen at a pre-wedding celebration where Turner wore a white Cushnie sheath dress and Jonas suited up in pinstripes. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Is Wearing High Heels and a Red Dress to Her Rehearsal Dinner with Joe Jonas," 28 June 2019 Clooney's Oscar-winning husband stayed coordinated with her dark wardrobe choice, opting for a deep navy pinstripe suit and blue shirt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Just Wore the Coolest One-Shoulder Jumpsuit on the Red Carpet," 14 Mar. 2019 The runway is reserved for bright colors, and pinstripes, and camel coats and white sneakers. Sam Schube, GQ, "Ami Makes the Case for Between-Season Shopping," 15 June 2018 Related stories from Miami Herald Game stats: Marlins 4, Padres 0 ____________ The Marlins are wearing throwback teal pinstripe uniforms this weekend as part of the team’s 25th anniversary celebration. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "It was 1993 all over again as teal-clad Marlins take care of Padres," 8 June 2018 The Marlins will celebrate their 25th anniversary by wearing throwback teal pinstripe uniforms during a three-game series against the Padres that begins Friday night. Matthew Defranks,, "Jeff Conine, Livan Hernandez among former Marlins attending 25th anniversary celebration," 5 June 2018 The hunter green jacket was a seasonally-appropriate alternative to pinstripes, a nice match for the muted blue jumpsuit underneath. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Rania of Jordan Reworks This Office Staple With Royal Flair," 25 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of pinstripe

1863, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pinstripe

: a thin vertical stripe on cloth
: a suit with pinstripes

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