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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service;
          "they earned their stripes in Kuwait" [syn: chevron, stripe,
           grade insignia]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    as a punishment were not to exceed forty (Deut. 25:1-3), and
    hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine (2 Cor.
    11:24). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard
    to the infliction of stripes (Acts 16:37, 38; 22:25-29). Our
    Lord was beaten with stripes (Matt. 27:26).