service stripe

noun

: a stripe worn on an enlisted person's left sleeve to indicate three years of service in the army or four years in the navy

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of service stripe was in 1861

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“Service stripe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/service%20stripe. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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