(Rib"and*ed), a. Ribboned. B. Jonson.
(Rib"aud) n. A ribald. [Obs.] P. Plowman.
(||Ri*bau"de*quin) n. [F.]
1. An engine of war used in the Middle Ages, consisting of a protected elevated staging on wheels, and
armed in front with pikes. It was (after the 14th century) furnished with small cannon.
2. A huge bow fixed on the wall of a fortified town for casting javelins.
(Rib"aud*red Rib"aud*rous) a. Filthy; obscene; ribald. [Obs.]
(Rib"aud*ry) n. Ribaldry. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Rib"aud*y) n. Ribaldry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Rib"auld) n. A ribald. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Rib"band) n. A ribbon. Pope.
Rib-band lines, oblique longitudinal sections of the hull of a vessel. Knight.
(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.
1. Furnished or formed with ribs; as, a ribbed cylinder; ribbed cloth.
2. (Mining) Intercalated with slate; said of a seam of coal. Raymond.
(Rib"bing) n. An assemblage or arrangement of ribs, as the timberwork for the support of an
arch or coved ceiling, the veins in the leaves of some plants, ridges in the fabric of cloth, or the like.
(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 Athenæum.
5. (Her.) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.
6. (Spinning) A silver.
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.