Ribband
Ribband Rib"band, n. A ribbon. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ribband — Rib band , n. [Rib + band.] [Written also riband, and ribbon.] (Shipbuilding) A long, narrow strip of timber bent and bolted longitudinally to the ribs of a vessel, to hold them in position, and give rigidity to the framework. [1913 Webster] {Rib …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribband — [rib′band΄, rib′ənd, rib′ən] n. [ RIB + BAND1] a long, flexible piece of wood or metal fastened across the ribs of a ship to hold them in place while the outside planking or plating is being put on …   English World dictionary

  • ribband — Ribbon Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribband — noun Etymology: 1rib + 1band Date: 1711 a long narrow strip or bar used in shipbuilding; especially one bent and bolted longitudinally to the frames to hold them in position during construction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ribband — ribband1 /rib band , rib euhnd, euhn/, n. 1. Also, ribbon. Shipbuilding. a strip of wood or metal running fore and aft along frames to keep them in the proper position until the shell planking or plating is in place. 2. Carpentry. ribbon (def. 8) …   Universalium

  • ribband — rib·band …   English syllables

  • ribband — /ˈrɪbənd/ (say ribuhnd) noun a lengthwise timber or the like used to secure a ship s ribs in position while the outside planking or plating is being put on. Also, ribbon. {apparently from rib1 + band2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ribband — noun a ribbon used as a decoration • Syn: ↑riband • Hypernyms: ↑ribbon …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue ribband — see blue riband …   English dictionary

  • Rib-band lines — Ribband Rib band , n. [Rib + band.] [Written also riband, and ribbon.] (Shipbuilding) A long, narrow strip of timber bent and bolted longitudinally to the ribs of a vessel, to hold them in position, and give rigidity to the framework. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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