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British Dictionary definitions for blue riband

blue riband

blue ribband

noun
  1. Also called (esp US): blue ribbon (sometimes capitals) the record for the fastest sea journey between two places, esp (in the 1920s and 30s) for a passenger liner between New York and Southampton
    1. the most distinguished achievement in any field
    2. (as modifier)the blue-riband event of the meeting
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