pinstripe
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1897 a very thin stripe especially on a fabric; also a suit with such stripes — often used in plural • pin-striped adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pinstripe — ► NOUN ▪ a very narrow stripe in cloth, used especially for formal suits. DERIVATIVES pinstriped adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • pinstripe — [pin′strīp΄] n. 1. a very narrow stripe 2. a) a pattern of such stripes in parallel, as in some fabrics b) a fabric having such a pattern c) [pl.] a suit made of such fabric pinstriped adj …   English World dictionary

  • pinstripe — pin|stripe [ˈpınstraıp] n 1.) one of the thin pale lines that form a pattern on cloth against a darker background 2.) pinstripe suit a suit made from cloth with a pinstripe pattern, worn especially by business people ▪ a navy blue pinstripe suit… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinstripe — noun (C) 1 one of the thin light coloured lines that forms a pattern on cloth against a darker background 2 pinstripe suit a man s suit made from cloth with a pinstripe pattern, worn especially by business people: a navy blue pinstripe suit pin… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinstripe — UK [ˈpɪnˌstraɪp] / US noun [countable] Word forms pinstripe : singular pinstripe plural pinstripes a) a thin line woven into cloth b) [uncountable] cloth with thin lines woven into it, used especially for business suits Derived word: pinstriped… …   English dictionary

  • pinstripe — noun Pinstripe is used before these nouns: ↑suit …   Collocations dictionary

  • pinstripe — [[t]pɪ̱nstraɪp[/t]] pinstripes also pin stripe N COUNT: usu N n Pinstripes are very narrow vertical stripes found on certain types of clothing. Businessmen s suits often have pinstripes. He wore an expensive, dark blue pinstripe suit …   English dictionary

  • pinstripe — /pin struyp /, n. 1. a very thin stripe, esp. in fabrics. 2. a pattern of such stripes. 3. a fabric or garment having such stripes. [1895 1900; PIN + STRIPE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinstripe — noun a) A very thin stripe on a fabric b) Such a fabric …   Wiktionary

  • pinstripe — pin|stripe [ pın,straıp ] noun count a thin line woven into cloth a. uncount cloth with thin lines woven into it, used especially for BUSINESS SUITS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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