ribband

ribband
ribband1
/rib"band', rib"euhnd, -euhn/, n.
1. Also, ribbon. Shipbuilding. a strip of wood or metal running fore-and-aft along frames to keep them in the proper position until the shell planking or plating is in place.
2. Carpentry. ribbon (def. 8).
[1705-15; RIB1 + BAND2]
ribband2
/rib"euhnd/, n. Heraldry.
riband.

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  • Ribband — Rib band, n. A ribbon. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ribband — Rib band , n. [Rib + band.] [Written also riband, and ribbon.] (Shipbuilding) A long, narrow strip of timber bent and bolted longitudinally to the ribs of a vessel, to hold them in position, and give rigidity to the framework. [1913 Webster] {Rib …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribband — [rib′band΄, rib′ənd, rib′ən] n. [ RIB + BAND1] a long, flexible piece of wood or metal fastened across the ribs of a ship to hold them in place while the outside planking or plating is being put on …   English World dictionary

  • ribband — Ribbon Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribband — noun Etymology: 1rib + 1band Date: 1711 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ribband — rib·band …   English syllables

  • ribband — /ˈrɪbənd/ (say ribuhnd) noun a lengthwise timber or the like used to secure a ship s ribs in position while the outside planking or plating is being put on. Also, ribbon. {apparently from rib1 + band2} …  

  • ribband — noun a ribbon used as a decoration • Syn: ↑riband • Hypernyms: ↑ribbon …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue ribband — see blue riband …   English dictionary

  • Rib-band lines — Ribband Rib band , n. [Rib + band.] [Written also riband, and ribbon.] (Shipbuilding) A long, narrow strip of timber bent and bolted longitudinally to the ribs of a vessel, to hold them in position, and give rigidity to the framework. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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