Definition of ribbed in English:


Line breaks: ribbed
Pronunciation: /rɪbd


1(Especially of a fabric or garment) having a pattern of raised bands: a ribbed cashmere sweater
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  • If ribbed sweaters suit you, then by all means, slip one on.
  • Made from polyamide, wool and mohair, this classic black cardigan features a ribbed neckline and subtle zipper closure.
  • She continued the theme to the end with her gold velvet belle époque bustier ribbed dress, combining the English theme and modern low-stress dressing with great aplomb.
2 Architecture (Of a vault or other structure) strengthened with ribs: the nave and choir have the usual Gothic ribbed vault [in combination]: silver-ribbed domes
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  • The cathedral is known for its influence on High Gothic, its flying buttresses, ribbed vaults, and multiple towers; for glass and carvings that pray and teach down the centuries.
  • It is a circular covered arena designed in 1959 by Marcello Piacentini with the great engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, who covered the space with an elegant ribbed dome of reinforced concrete, resting on a dramatic framework of slanting piers.
  • The new building resembled a mediaeval cathedral with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses.

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