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1. Ribs considered as a group.
2. An arrangement of ribs, as in a boat.
3. Informal The act or an instance of joking or teasing.


1. a framework or structure of ribs
2. ribs collectively
3. (Knitting & Sewing) a raised pattern in woven or knitted material, made in knitting by doing purl and plain stitches alternately


(ˈrɪb ɪŋ)

an arrangement of ribs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribbing - a framework of ribs
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
2.ribbing - the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)ribbing - the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"
harassment, molestation - the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism


Informal. Good-natured teasing:
شَكْل أضْلاع مُرَتَّبَه
kaburgalaryivli çizgiler


[ˈrɪbɪŋ] N (in fabric) → cordoncillos mpl (Archit) → nervaduras fpl


[ˈrɪbɪŋ] n
(= teasing) → taquineries fpl
(in knitting)côtes fpl


(rib) noun
1. any one of the bones which curve round and forward from the backbone, enclosing the heart and lungs.
2. one of the curved pieces of wood which are joined to the keel to form the framework of a boat.
3. a vertical raised strip in eg knitted material, or the pattern formed by a row of these.
4. any of a number of things similar in shape, use etc to a rib, eg one of the supports for the fabric of an aeroplane wing or of an umbrella.
ribbed adjective
having ribs. a ribbed pattern.
ˈribbing noun
a pattern or arrangement of ribs.
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Due to these conflicting effects, it is very important to design ribbing structures carefully, since stiffening may even increase the noise radiation.
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But if the concept of structural ribbing is to increase the strength with the least amount of weight, there is no purpose to the nominal wall other than appearance and to fill the space between the structural ribs." Going further, he says rib depth determines strength, but rib width traditionally dictates wall thickness.
Cross-ribbing or ribbing on both sides of a casting (Fig.
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