Definition of name tape in English:

name tape


  • A piece of cloth tape bearing a person's name, attached to a garment to identify it as belonging to that person.

    ‘his trousers had a name tape sewn to the waistband’
    • ‘No need to play it, just watch it - it's brilliant for passing the hours when, in the middle of your life, you find that you have a lot of name tapes to sew on.’
    • ‘The Cold War saw starched olive green - 107 fatigues, with name tapes and US ARMY added by 1954.’
    • ‘And so I pontificated for six weeks until, precisely 12 hours before the Munchkin was due to skip merrily through the school gates, I found myself furiously ironing name tapes into the back of gym shorts.’
    • ‘Our military leaders couldn't decide whether name tapes should be sewn straight across the jungle fatigue shirt or slanted over the pockets.’
    • ‘None of them wore name tapes on the uniform, none wore rank insignia.’


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