Ribbing
Rib Rib, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ribbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ribbing}.] 1. To furnish with ribs; to form with rising lines and channels; as, to rib cloth. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose, as with ribs, and protect; to shut in. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

It [lead] were too gross To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To rib land}, to leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in plowing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ribbing — Rib bing, n. An assemblage or arrangement of ribs, as the timberwork for the support of an arch or coved ceiling, the veins in the leaves of some plants, ridges in the fabric of cloth, or the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribbing — ► NOUN 1) a rib like structure or pattern. 2) informal good natured teasing …   English terms dictionary

  • ribbing — [rib′iŋ] n. an arrangement or series of ribs, as in knitted fabric, a ship s framework, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ribbing — [[t]rɪ̱bɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Ribbing is friendly teasing. [INFORMAL] I got quite a lot of ribbing from my team mates. Syn: teasing 2) N UNCOUNT Ribbing is a method of knitting that makes a raised pattern of parallel lines. You use ribbing, for… …   English dictionary

  • ribbing — n. teasing to take a ribbing * * * [ rɪbɪŋ] [ teasing ] to take a ribbing …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ribbing — rib|bing [ˈrıbıŋ] n [U] 1.) friendly jokes and laughter about someone ▪ He took a lot of ribbing from other members of the crew. 2.) raised lines, especially on a piece of woollen clothing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ribbing — noun (U) 1 friendly jokes and laughter about someone that embarrasses them: Jake always took some ribbing about his lack of hair. 2 a pattern of raised lines in knitting knit (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ribbing — noun Date: 1564 an arrangement of ribs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ribbing — ribbing1 /rib ing/, n. 1. ribs collectively. 2. an assemblage or arrangement of ribs, as in cloth or a ship. [1555 65; RIB1 + ING1] ribbing2 /rib ing/, n. an act or instance of teasing. [1930 35; RIB2 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ribbing — noun a) The action of the verb to rib. b) Collectively, the ribs on an object …   Wiktionary

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