ribband

1
[ rib-band, rib-uh nd, -uh n ]
/ ˈrɪbˌbænd, ˈrɪb ənd, -ən /
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noun

Also ribbon. Shipbuilding. a strip of wood or metal running fore-and-aft along frames to keep them in the proper position until the shell planking or plating is in place.
Carpentry. ribbon(def 8).

Nearby words

  1. ribald,
  2. ribaldry,
  3. riband,
  4. ribat,
  5. ribavirin,
  6. ribbed,
  7. ribbed and smoked sheet,
  8. ribbed vault,
  9. ribbed-knit,
  10. ribbentrop

Origin of ribband

1
First recorded in 1705–15; rib1 + band2

ribband

2
[ rib-uh nd ]
/ ˈrɪb ənd /

noun Heraldry.

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Word Origin and History for ribband

ribband

n.

1711, in shipbuilding, from rib (n.) + band (n.1).

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