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pinstripe Syllabification: pin·stripe
Pronunciation: /ˈpinˌstrīp/

Definition of pinstripe in English:


1A very narrow stripe in cloth, especially of the type used for formal suits.
Example sentences
  • Also very summery are the whitewashed pastel cotton pants, bold cotton stripes and abstract floral prints and pinstripes on denim, cotton satin and viscose stretch fabrics.
  • There was stuff for the men too - from the biker look to the retro pinstripes and blazer stripes and also denim.
  • Herringbone, pinstripe and houndstooth are everywhere too, adding a classic look to the winter collection which is expected in the shops this month.
1.1A pinstripe suit.
Example sentences
  • This year's collection from Libra features neatly tailored trouser suits - classic pinstripes for day wear, and satin panelling for after six.
  • Looks this season include serious pinstripes and classic business suits in plain wool fabrics.
  • I turned to see a man on the pavement, all suited up in pale pinstripes and cravat, battered Bible in his right hand.


Sports , informal Back to top  
Of or relating to baseball, especially to the New York Yankees or other teams whose suits feature pinstripes: a play that instantly became part of pinstripe legend
More example sentences
  • Then, facing elimination and protecting a 1-0 lead in Game 3, shortstop Derek Jeter made a play that instantly became part of pinstripe legend.
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