magnetic stripe

magnetic stripe
noun
a short strip of magnetic tape attached to a credit card or debit card; it contains data that will tell a reading device who you are and what your account number is, etc.
Hypernyms: ↑magnetic tape, ↑mag tape, ↑tape
Part Holonyms: ↑credit card, ↑charge card, ↑charge plate, ↑plastic, ↑debit card

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2. Motion Pictures. stripe1 (def. 8).
[1950-55]

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magnetic stripe noun
(also magˈ-stripe) a horizontal stripe on the back of a credit card, etc, which is read electronically to identify the card
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