Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A member of the armed forces, a cadet corps, or a commercial flight crew who wears stripes designating rank or length of service. Often used in combination: a three-striper; a four-striper.
  • n. See striped bass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device that applies stripes
  • n. The striped bass, Morone saxatilis, a popular sport fish native to North America
  • n. A person who is authorized to wear a certain number of stripes on his or her uniform

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service
  • n. marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
  • n. caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States

Etymologies

stripe +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But I swear, it looks to me like that striper is smiling!

    Field & Stream

  • Yes | No | Report from Ethan3 wrote 39 weeks 20 hours ago nice catch. and the striper is pretty good too.

    Field & Stream

  • It's a little hard for many out-of-staters to think of Georgia as a striped-bass power-house, but consider these notes: The state-record striper is a mammoth 63-pounder taken from the Oconee River in 1967.

    15 Winter Fishing Destinations

  • A striper is a striper, and the same fundamental rule applies here as everywhere else they're found: Find the baitfish, and you'll find the bass.

    15 Winter Fishing Destinations

  • A high tide at or close to dawn is the perfect time almost anywhere in striper country, and it's easy to find the right fishing days with a tide chart.

    Stars and Stripers

  • But that same lure sometimes produces no more than a heavy swirl or splash behind the plug -- meaning the striper is excited but not fooled.

    Bait and Switch

  • I use the "striper" trick, too, but not nearly so extensively as you!

    D*I*Y Planner - Comments

  • Friend and striper guide Lou Grazioso once told me he actually uses his log to mark bait locations more than fish.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • I am reminded of a very large striper I once hooked on light tackle while fishing from shore on Cape Cod.

    Lost at the Net

  • I was with my mom (somehow Im the only hunter/fisherman in my family besides my uncles and cousins) and I hooked up to a small 15 striper.

    What game animal (or fish) are you proudest of taking? It could be the first, the biggest, or the toughest.

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