strip·​ing | \ ˈstrī-piŋ How to pronounce striping (audio) \

Definition of striping

1a : the stripes marked or painted on something
b : a design of stripes
2 : the act or process of marking with stripes

Examples of striping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crews will remove traffic barricades and apply new striping. oregonlive, "Portland metro Friday traffic: Burnside Bridge closed to all users this weekend," 1 Nov. 2019 If the City Council signs off on a road diet, the new lanes would be created through striping when the Illinois Department of Transportation resurfaces Busse, aldermen were told. Jennifer Johnson,, "Plan to reduce Busse Highway from four lanes to two presented to Park Ridge council," 21 Nov. 2019 The council also approved a striping plan for South Coast Highway 101 between Chesterfield Drive and City of Solana Beach for a total cost of $500,000, and also added a provision for sharrows and signs in the slower lane. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "How they voted, Sept. 29," 29 Sep. 2019 Two lanes will be closed for striping and installing rumble strips. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday traffic: Downed trees block streets in southwest neighborhoods," 29 Oct. 2019 Workers will be grooving, essentially preparing the road, and striping, or painting lane markings. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis traffic: Watch out for construction on interstates this weekend," 6 Dec. 2019 The contractor working on the paving project from earlier this summer needs to finish the striping on a section of the project. oregonlive, "Portland Friday traffic: I-5 south ramp to Fremont Bridge closes at 11 a.m. for the weekend," 8 Nov. 2019 But drivers failed to heed the striping, according to Public Works Director Pat DeChellis. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Residents: Street improvements on Knight and Gould are not helpful," 2 Oct. 2019 The program is designed to help communities explore innovative approaches to road design through temporary closures, or re-striping. Steven Litt,, "Ohio City’s Market Avenue street furniture removed as Cleveland rethinks park plan," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of striping

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of striping was in 1677

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17 Feb 2020

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“Striping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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