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English Dictionary: ribband by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a ribbon used as a decoration
    Synonym(s): riband, ribband
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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 trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges,
            and other decorative purposes.
      2. A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon;
            sails torn to ribbons.
      3. (Shipbuilding) Same as {Rib-band}.
      4. pl. Driving reins. [Cant] --London Athen[91]um.
      5. (Her.) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth
            as wide.
      6. (Spinning) A silver.
      Note: The blue ribbon, and The red ribbon, are phrases often
               used to designate the British orders of the Garter and
               of the Bath, respectively, the badges of which are
               suspended by ribbons of these colors. See {Blue
               ribbon}, under {Blue}.
      {Ribbon fish}. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) Any elongated, compressed, ribbon-shaped marine fish
                  of the family {Trachypterid[91]}, especially the
                  species of the genus {Trachypterus}, and the oarfish
                  ({Regelecus Banksii}) of the North Atlantic, which is
                  sometimes over twenty feet long.
            (b) The hairtail, or bladefish.
            (c) A small compressed marine fish of the genus {Cepola},
                  having a long, slender, tapering tail. The European
                  species ({C. rubescens}) is light red throughout.
                  Called also {band fish}.
      {Ribbon grass} (Bot.), a variety of reed canary grass having
            the leaves stripped with green and white; -- called also
            {Lady's garters}. See {Reed grass}, under {Reed}.
      {Ribbon seal} (Zo[94]l.), a North Pacific seal ({Histriophoca
            fasciata}). The adult male is dark brown, conspicuously
            banded and striped with yellowish white.
      {Ribbon snake} (Zo[94]l.), a common North American snake
            ({Eutainia saurita}). It is conspicuously striped with
            bright yellow and dark brown.
      {Ribbon Society}, a society in Ireland, founded in the early
            part of the 19th century in antagonism to the Orangemen.
            It afterwards became an organization of tennant farmers
            banded together to prevent eviction by landlords. It took
            its name from the green ribbon worn by members as a badge.
      {Ribborn worm}. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) A tapeworm.
            (b) A nemertean.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ribband \Rib"band\, n.
      A ribbon. --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      {Rib-band lines}, oblique longitudinal sections of the hull
            of a vessel. --Knight.
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