Definition of riband
: a ribbon used especially as a decoration
Recent Examples of riband from the Web
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.
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Origin and Etymology of riband
Middle English, alteration of riban
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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