n. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structuren. A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.n. A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color.n. A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark.n. A long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like.n. Color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort.n. The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer.v. To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes.v. To strike; to lash.