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noun [countable] streak pronunciation in British English /striːk/
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singularstreak
pluralstreaks
  1. 1
    a line or long mark on something that is a different colour from the colour surrounding it

    The bird can be recognized by the dark streaks on its breast.

    streak of:

    a streak of lightning (=a long line of lightning)

    1. a.

      streaks

      [plural] lines of a lighter colour that you put in your hair
  2. 2
    a part of someone’s character, or a type of behaviour that is different from the rest of their character

    The child has a stubborn streak.

    streak of:

    There may be a streak of insanity in the family.

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a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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