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ribband

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noun rib·band \ˈri(b)-ˌband, ˈri-bən(d)\

Definition of ribband

  1. :  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 and Etymology of ribband

1rib + 1band


First Known Use: 1711



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