rib·​and | \ ˈri-bənd How to pronounce riband (audio) \

Definition of riband

: a ribbon used especially as a decoration

Examples of riband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ski racing will play an important part at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, which will be held from February 9 to 25, with the blue riband downhill events taking center stage. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Five reasons to be pumped for the ski season," 16 Oct. 2017 The race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, also held over dirt, is shorter than the blue riband Derby, at nine-and-a-half furlongs or 1 3/16 miles. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Preakness Stakes: Always Dreaming eyes second leg of Triple Crown," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of riband

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for riband

Middle English, alteration of riban

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“Riband.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riband. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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