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ribber Line breaks: rib¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪbə/

Definition of ribber in English:


An attachment on a knitting machine for producing rib stitch.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with ribber

cribber, dibber, fibber, gibber, jibba, jibber, libber

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