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

Nearby words

  1. blue plate,
  2. blue point,
  3. blue pointer,
  4. blue pus,
  5. blue racer,
  6. blue ribbon,
  7. blue ridge,
  8. blue ridge mountains,
  9. blue rinse,
  10. blue rockfish

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