Khaki vs Tigerstripe - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between khaki and tigerstripe
is that khaki
is a dull, yellowish-brown colour, the colour of dust while tigerstripe
is any of a group of camouflage patterns developed for close-range use in jungle warfare, having narrow brushlike strokes of green and brown accompanied by broader strokes of black printed over a lighter olive or khaki.
As an adjective khaki
is dust-coloured; of the colour of dust.
A dull, yellowish-brown colour, the colour of dust.
* 1899 , Rudyard Kipling, The Absent-Minded Beggar
- When you've shouted "Rule Britannia", when you've sung "God Save The Queen",
When you've finished killing Kruger with your mouth;
Will you kindly drop a shilling in my little tambourine
For a gentleman in khaki ordered South?
Khaki green, a dull green colour.
* 1921 ,
War work of the Bureau of Standards , no. 46, page 54.
* 2007 , Yuji Matsuki, American Fighters Over Europe: Colors & Markings of USAAF Fighters in WWII, page 4, ISBN 0890247110.
- The English Government for a long time has used a type of pigmented dope cover, khaki colored by iron pigments and lampblack, which is called P. C. 10.
* 2010 , Martin Windrow, French Foreign Legion: Infantry and Cavalry since 1945 , page 52, ISBN 1855326213.
- At the end of World War I, the U.S. Army Air Service painted everything khaki'. This ' khaki was practically the same as British PC10 and can be considered the basis of the later olive drab color.
* Op. cit. , page 56
- In these notes we have used the British rather than the US terms for colours: i.e. 'khaki' here means the drab brown - US 'olive drab' - used for woolen uniforms and 'khaki drill' for the pale yellowish tan - US 'khaki' - used for lightweight summer/tropical dress.
- The very loose seroual trousers were made in both sand-khaki drill, and in winter-weight khaki wool for wear with the M1946 battledress blouse.
A strong cloth of wool or cotton, often used for military or other uniforms.
(South Africa, slang) A British person (from the colour of the uniform of British troops).
Dust-coloured; of the colour of dust.
* khaki green
Any of a group of camouflage patterns developed for close-range use in jungle warfare, having narrow brushlike strokes of green and brown accompanied by broader strokes of black printed over a lighter olive or khaki.