A number of areas of contrasting colour separated from one another by straight lines, and used as a distinguishing characteristic for navigation marks. (Fig.67b)
Note 1: The stripes may be vertical, horizontal or oblique.
Note 2: Horizontal stripes are usually called Bands in English and Bander in German.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM