Etymology
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striper (n.)

"striped bass," 1945, from stripe (n.1).

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Definitions of striper

striper (n.)
a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service;
he's a four-striper
striper (n.)
caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States;
Synonyms: striped bass
striper (n.)
marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone;
Synonyms: striped bass / Roccus saxatilis / rockfish
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