from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A ribbon.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or archaic form of ribbon.
- n. In ship-building: A piece of timber extending the length of the square body of a vessel, used to secure the frames in position until the outside planking is put on.
- n. A square timber of the slip fastened lengthwise in the bilgeways to prevent the timbers of the cradle from slipping outward during launching. See cut under launching-ways.
- n. A scantling of wood, about 15 feet long and 4 inches square, used in rack-lashing gun-platforms to keep the platform secure: also used for mortar-platforms. Two rib-bands accompany every platform.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ribbon used as a decoration
rib + band1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
rib + band (Wiktionary)