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ribbon British & World English

A long, narrow strip of fabric, used for tying something or for decoration

red ribbon British & World English

An award given for coming second in a competition

ribbon worm British & World English

A chiefly aquatic worm with an elongated, unsegmented, flattened body that is typically brightly coloured and tangled in knots, and a long proboscis for catching food

ribbon cable British & World English

A cable for transmitting electronic signals consisting of several insulated wires connected together to form a flat ribbon

ribbon-grass British & World English

Another term for tape-grass.

cut a ribbon British & World English

Ceremonially open a building or road, typically by cutting a ribbon across the entrance

ribbon development British & World English

The building of houses along a main road, especially one leading out of a town or village

cut a ribbon in ribbon British & World English

Ceremonially open a building or road, typically by cutting a ribbon across the entrance

blue riband British & World English

A ribbon of blue silk given to the winner of a competition or as a mark of great distinction

blue ribbon in blue riband British & World English

A ribbon of blue silk given to the winner of a competition or as a mark of great distinction

Blue Riband in blue riband British & World English

A trophy for the ship making the fastest eastward sea crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a regular commercial voyage

blue riband New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

badge awarded to the winner of a contest or worn by members of the Order of the Garter

cut a or the ribbon in ribbon British & World English

Ceremonially open a building or road, typically by cutting a ribbon across the entrance


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