Translation of rib in Spanish:

rib

Pronunciation: /rɪb/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable [Anatomy/Anatomía] costilla (feminine) she gave him a dig in the ribs le dio un codazo en el costado 1.2 c and u [Cookery/Cocina] costilla (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) rib roast (American English/inglés norteamericano) [ carne de vaca de junto a las costillas ]
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    • Chewing pork ribs with meat that falls off the bone, glazed in a finger-licking sticky sauce, is one of the pleasures I enjoy on holiday.
    • Discard the vegetables and bones, or if you're using beef ribs, remove the meat before discarding the bones.
    • I am keen on the idea of a wing rib of beef, after all it is the traditional Christmas day dish.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (of vault, arch) nervio (masculine); (of hull) [Nautical/Náutica] costilla (feminine), cuaderna (feminine); (of umbrella) ballena (feminine), varilla (feminine); (of wing) [Zoology/Zoología] nervio (masculine); [Aviation/Aviación] nervadura (feminine); (of leaf) nervio (masculine) 2.2 (ridge — along gun barrel) estría (feminine); (— on spine of book) nervio (masculine)
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    • This boat then had 11 ribs added to strengthen the hull.
    • The rib was then raised into position, and pulled sideways to connect to the dovetails on the cross supports.
    • The roof was made from exterior oak trusses covered in lead while the original ceiling was of medieval construction with oak ribs and bosses and panels between of thin oak boarding.
    2.3 (in knitted garment) elástico (masculine), canalé (masculine), resorte (masculine) (Central America/América Central) (Colombia) (Mexico/México) in rib uncountable/no numerable en punto elástico ( or en canalé etc)
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    • I particularly liked this pattern, which was easy to memorise and a tad more interesting than a rib or stocking stitch.
    • Mark a centerline across the top of each rib and lay out four evenly spaced hole locations. 5.
    • A very forgiving rib, easy to memorise and fast to knit.
    2.4 (joke) (American English/inglés norteamericano) broma (feminine)
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    • As it was, he survived with a broken jaw, ribs and collar bone.
    • The team also discovered parts of a thigh bone, ribs, vertebrae, a collarbone, pelvis and shoulder blade.
    • Miss Gomersall, whose injuries included a broken jaw and a fractured collar bone, ribs and pelvis, could not remember anything about the crash.
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    • By reducing the complexity of traditional intersecting rib vaults, he proposed a pure barrel form, cantilevered above a glazed screen.
    • This abbreviated variation of the looping rib vault was also an innovation of Benedikt Ried in Bohemia and his followers in Germany.
    • Aalto's trademark ribs of cobalt blue tiles impart a lively rhythm to the angled wall that faces the bank of elevators.
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    • He refers to the presence of a keel and ribs made of light timbers, which indicates he was referring to curraghs.
    • Indeed, the structure of the world was sometimes compared to that of building a ship, where the keel and ribs would be laid out first.
    • The transverse ribs and the deck are similar to those in the back spans.
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    • If the nails are not steel, we ask the children to try to get a piece of old bicycle spoke or an umbrella rib, and bend it backwards and forwards until they have broken a piece off.
    • The umbrella itself has tiny holes and is pulled slightly off one rib.
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    • The 7075 tubing allows us to shave a few pounds off the wing and the carbon ribs reduce the weight by almost another 2 pounds.
    • There, full-depth tank-end wing ribs formed the ends of the four-tank fuel system.
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    • Whole leaves, leaf ribs, leaves without ribs, and petioles were separately analysed.
    • Here is a central rib of the leaf blade with mesophyll composed of undifferentiated cells.
    • That is, leaf tissues yellow while the leaf ribs remain green.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)

  • [colloquial/familiar] tomarle el pelo a [colloquial/familiar]

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