ribband

noun

rib·​band ˈri(b)-ˌband How to pronounce ribband (audio)
ˈri-bən(d)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ribband was in 1711

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Cite this Entry

“Ribband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribband. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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