service stripe

noun

Definition of service stripe

: 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

First Known Use of service stripe

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Service stripe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/service%20stripe. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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