blue riband


: a decorative piece of blue cloth that is given to the winner in a contest or competition
Our pumpkin won the blue riband at the fair this year.

Examples of blue riband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The collectable doll wears an ivory gown, blue riband with decorations of order and a stunning tiara based on Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 Dressel's victory in swimming's blue riband event was the most high-profile result on a night that saw a number of records splashed aside in the pool and rivalries renewed between Team USA and Australia, as well as medal table challengers China. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 29 July 2021 Nevertheless, even this blue riband route only supported work for around two or three of the seven aircraft fleet. John Strickland, Forbes, 27 June 2021

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“Blue riband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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