Definition of ribber in English:


Line breaks: rib¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪbə


An attachment on a knitting machine for producing rib stitch.
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  • In 1919 their four plants together held 5,603 knitters, 918 loopers, 715 ribbers, and 70 sewing machines.
  • John Pepper of Portsmouth, N.H., can be credited for the first circular ribber - used experimentally in a factory at Franklin, N.H., from 1852 to 1857.

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