noun, often attributive
pin·stripe | \ˈpin-ˌstrīp \

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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pin-striped \ˈpin-ˌstrīpt \ adjective

Examples of pinstripe in a Sentence

a dark suit with white pinstripes a man dressed in pinstripes

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One last look Machado has been penciled in for pinstripes for two years, when a New York tabloid put him and Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper in Yankees uniforms on the front page. Eduardo A. Encina,, "End of an era: Will 2018 mark the last ride for the Orioles as we know them?," 25 Mar. 2018 Then a prototype of a home jersey with brown pinstripes with brown and orange lettering and trim. Kevin Acee,, "Padres find they can't turn all blue eyes brown, but ...," 14 July 2018 Japan With black and white pinstripes, Japan’s blue home kit almost appears to have small white polka dots on it. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "World Cup teams debut colorful, throwback jerseys for the 2018 tournament," 13 June 2018 One day after wearing a bespoke Alexander McQueen dress to Trooping the Colour, Kate, 36, wore a light blue, off-the-shoulder dress with white pinstripes that’s available at Zara (for now!) for only $70. Dana Rose Falcone,, "Casual Kate! This Is What Kate Middleton Wears When the Tiara Comes Off," 11 June 2018 Murphy said, with white pinstripes on a dark background. Mark Phelan,, "Toyota Camry, Kia Stinger win best car interior award," 31 May 2018 The dining room brings back the high-glitz Italian restaurant décor of the 1970s and ’80s, the period when Formica and oil paintings of the Bay of Naples went out and mirrors with gold pinstripes came in. New York Times, "Red-Sauce Italian Cooking Finds a Future at Don Angie," 29 May 2018 Murphy said, with white pinstripes on a dark background. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "These 10 new cars and trucks have the best interiors," 27 May 2018 College grads would wear 12-button suits, and capes, and weird bowler hats, and red pinstripes. Sam Schube, GQ, "The Best-Dressed Guys at the 2018 NBA Draft," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of pinstripe

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinstripe was in 1863

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English Language Learners Definition of pinstripe

: a thin vertical stripe on cloth

pinstripes : a suit with pinstripes

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