strip·​er | \ ˈstrī-pər How to pronounce striper (audio) \

Definition of striper

Examples of striper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three of Maine’s best beaches are a few minutes' drive away: Parsons Beach is known for sun-bathing and striper fishing; Kennebunk Beach is great for beach walks; Gooch’s Beach is where surfers go. Everett Potter, Forbes, 3 June 2022 John Gambradella, fishing with captain Guy Buono, won the prize for biggest fish, a monster 54-pound striper that was the biggest fish ever caught in a Manhattan Cup. Monte Burke, Forbes, 5 June 2022 While there had been a couple of striper fishing boats in his areas throughout the tournament, Powroznik didn’t have very much fishing pressure around him throughout the week. Frank Sargeant, al, 13 Oct. 2021 At Lewis Smith, striper fishing is very good around herring schools as well as along the channel edges in 60 feet and more. Frank Sargeant, al, 5 Nov. 2021 But striper fishing still lacks a social media star for the social media age., 17 Sep. 2021 Catching live shad as bait is a pain, of course, and so is keeping them alive long enough to present to a striper. Frank Sargeant, al, 8 Sep. 2021 Ryook also was a candy-striper at St. John Medical Center (then called St. John West Shore Hospital), was a member of the concert band, jazz band and marching band and National Honor Society. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 At Weiss Lake, guide Mark Collins says striper action is also good, with best bites around submerged springs and in the feeder rivers including the lower Chattooga River, Little Spring Creek and the Cave Hole. Frank Sargeant, al, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of striper

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striper was in 1937

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4 Jul 2022

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“Striper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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