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STREAK, noun [G., a stroke or stripe. Latin ]

1. A line or long mark, of a different color from the ground; a stripe.

What mean those colord streaks in heaven?

2. In a ship, a uniform range of planks on the side or bottom; sometimes pronounced strake.

STREAK, verb transitive

1. To form streaks or stripes in; to stripe; to variegate with lines of a different color or of different colors.

A mule admirably streaked and dappled with white and black--

Now streakd and glowing with the morning red.

2. To stretch. [Not elegant.

STREAK, verb intransitive To run swiftly. [Vulgar in New England.]