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ribs, plural;
  1. Mark with or form into raised bands or ridges
    • - the road ahead was ribbed with furrows of slush
  2. Tease good-naturedly
    • - the first time I appeared in the outfit I was ribbed mercilessly
  1. Each of a series of slender curved bones articulated in pairs to the spine (twelve pairs in humans), protecting the thoracic cavity and its organs

  2. A rib of an animal with meat adhering to it used as food; a joint or cut from the ribs of an animal

  3. A long raised piece of stronger or thicker material across a surface or through a structure, and typically serving to support or strengthen it, in particular

  4. A curved member supporting a vault or defining its form

  5. Any of the curved transverse pieces of metal or timber in a ship, extending up from the keel and forming part of the framework of the hull

  6. Each of the curved pieces of wood forming the body of a lute or the sides of a violin

  7. Each of the hinged rods supporting the fabric of an umbrella

  8. A structural member in an airfoil, extending back from the leading edge and serving to define the contour of the airfoil

  9. A vein of a leaf (esp. the midrib) or an insect's wing

  10. A ridge of rock or land

  11. A combination of alternate knit (plain) and purl stitches producing a ridged, slightly elastic fabric, used esp. for the cuffs and bottom edges of sweaters

  1. form vertical ribs by knitting; "A ribbed sweater"
  2. support resembling the rib of an animal
  3. any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
  4. ridicule: subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
  5. cut of meat including one or more ribs
  6. a teasing remark
  7. In vertebrate anatomy, ribs (costae) are the long curved bones which form the rib cage. In most vertebrates, ribs surround the chest, enabling the lungs to expand and thus facilitate breathing by expanding the chest cavity. ...
  8. In an aircraft, ribs are forming elements of the structure of a wing, especially in traditional construction.
  9. Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references, and jargon. Much of it stems from the industry's origins in the days of carnivals and circuses, and the slang itself is often referred to as "carny talk. ...
  10. (Ribs (meat)) Ribs of beef, lamb, venison, and pork are a cut of meat. The term ribs usually refers to the less meaty part of the chops, often cooked as a slab (not cut into separate ribs).
  11. Rigid Inflatable Boat — A lightweight inflatable boat with a rigid hull
  12. (Ribs) rubber sections of the tread that run around the circumference of the tire
  13. (RIBS) The curved portions of the sides immediately back and under the shoulders.
  14. (ribs) the sides of the instrument
  15. (Ribs) Lateral supports which run at angles to the keel on the inside of a canoe. Ribs provide hull rigidity and structural strength.
  16. (RIBS) Make of Sitka spruce, the ribs help to keep the proper forward curve in the soundboard.
  17. (RIBS) Curved strips from gunnel to gunnel that form the shape of a wooden canoe hull; may also be used to add strength to the hull.
  18. (Ribs) A feature in a part that rises perpendicular to the wall of the part.  Ribs are used to add strength and stiffness to a part.  It can also be used to change material flow.
  19. (Ribs) A forming cage of the chest
  20. (Ribs) Cool is automatically replaced with Ribs in the forums
  21. (Ribs) Grooves in steel panels that make them strong.
  22. (Ribs) Pieces of material spaced on the inside of a canoe hull to form its frame.
  23. (Ribs) Raised lines in sculpture or ornamentation.
  24. (Ribs) Structural material, often wood, that form the frame of a canoe on the inside. Also pairs of curved bones that are less likely to break when you slam into a rock during a swim if you are wearing your PFD. Broken canoe ribs are easier to repair.
  25. (Ribs) The rubber elements at the tire tread which contact the ground, oriented in a generally circumferential direction.