noun \ˈri(b)-ˌband, ˈri-bən(d)\

Definition of RIBBAND

:  a long narrow strip or bar used in shipbuilding; especially :  one bent and bolted longitudinally to the frames to hold them in position during construction

Origin of RIBBAND

1rib + 1band
First Known Use: 1711


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