Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (rĭb′ănd, -ənd, -ən)
A length of flexible wood or metal used to hold the ribs of a ship in place while the exterior planking or plating is being applied.

[rib + band.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribband - a ribbon used as a decoration
ribbon - notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
References in classic literature ?
It was a vast stretch of country, sparkling with golden light, with cities in the distance; and through it meandered the silver ribband of the river.
Elton, I must beg leave to stop at your house, and ask your housekeeper for a bit of ribband or string, or any thing just to keep my boot on.
The one with red cheeks is called Miss Smith; she attends to the work, and cuts out--for we make our own clothes, our frocks, and pelisses, and everything; the little one with black hair is Miss Scatcherd; she teaches history and grammar, and hears the second class repetitions; and the one who wears a shawl, and has a pocket- handkerchief tied to her side with a yellow ribband, is Madame Pierrot: she comes from Lisle, in France, and teaches French.
She made no display of her grief in her dress, unless the slight testimonials of a few bright ribbands on the virgin white of her robe could be called such, and the rumour that was at first propagated of their being engaged to each other was discredited, because the traces of sorrow were not particularly visible in the attire of Miss Henley.
Rafidah Rosli a black belt dan grade from Brunei had a great day winning gold and silver medals in the blue ribband events of senior female kumite and senior female kata respectively putting in some spirited performances to claim the kumite gold.
After winning the tenor solo on Thursday evening Steffan qualified for the Blue Ribband competition.
After winning the tenor solo on Thursday evening Steffan, who works for the Urdd, qualified for the Blue Ribband competition.
Leading the way on day one on the track in blue ribband senior men's 100 metres was Sam Griffin.
Tyneside invented and built railway engines for the world - and ships too, from warships for the Japanese Navy, to supertankers for operation in the Gulf and ocean liners such as the Mauretania - the holder of the Blue Ribband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic for over 20 years.
TYSON Fury may straddle the globe as world champion of boxing's blue ribband heavyweight division, but he splits opinion here in Britain like a hammer to a watermelon.
This is one of the blue ribband event and everyone wants to be hosting an Ashes Test match.
Starting at Silverstone on April 12, the race series travels to Spa in Belgium, then to the blue ribband Le Mans 24 Hours in France and on to Germany's Nurburgring, before going global with races in America, Japan, China and the Middle East.