blue riband

blue ribband


noun

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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