- any of several archlike members of a vault supporting it at the groins, defining its distinct surfaces, or dividing these surfaces into panels: including ogives and tiercerons.
- any of several molded members or moldings, including ridge ribs and liernes, and on the surface of a vault accenting the ridges or dividing the surface into panels.
Origin of rib1
OTHER WORDS FROM ribrib·ber, nounrib·less, adjectiverib·like, adjective
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How to use rib in a sentence
That weekend, Willie made prime rib, which Renee said was the best she’s ever had.
Of course, I remember another where he did the same and took a really hard shot to the ribs and lost the ball on the way down.The Packers Kicked A Field Goal, Josh Allen Had A Bad Day, And The GOAT And Baby GOAT Are Super Bowl-Bound|Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|January 25, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Throughout the ride, Dennis said, Danese put his knee on his back, punched him several times in the face and pulled his neck back in a prolonged chokehold while punching his ribs.
Popular materials for these winter hats include wool, cashmere, and rib-knit.Best winter hats: Comfortable hats to keep you warm|Carsen Joenk|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
All-everything defensive tackle Aaron Donald exited the Rams’ first-round victory with a rib injury.What to know from NFL playoffs first round: Lamar Jackson wins and Tom Brady finds a way|Adam Kilgore|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Veselka layered its latke with pork goulash, and Toloache added beef short rib chorizo.
Maybe I could turn all these quarters into some kind of rib-sticking casserole.
She suffered 10 broken bones, missing and broken teeth, a fractured rib, and a severely ruptured liver.Deep Thoughts from War Machine's Sexist, Racist Prison Blog|Melissa Leon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
French and Crown one rib rack and season with salt and pepper, cover exposed bones with foil, cook in oven at 350 for 2.5 hours.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year his left shoulder was dislocated, and a week later he was hospitalized for ten days with torn rib cartilages.
Benny gave them no peace at all until they had admired his wonderful new stockings, and felt of each rib.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
If glue is used, there is danger of breaking two or more ribs, should it be necessary to remove a broken or defective rib.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
He cud devote his life to paintin' wan rib iv a fan, f'r which he got two dollars, or he cud become a cab horse.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
A rib springs from the additional shafts to the centre of the corner column.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
The rapier had penetrated, just under the right breast, almost to the rib.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio
British Dictionary definitions for rib (1 of 2)
Derived forms of ribribless, adjectiveriblike, adjective
Word Origin for rib
British Dictionary definitions for rib (2 of 2)
Word Origin for rib
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rib
see stick to the ribs.