Pronunciation: (rib'band", rib'und, -un), [key]
1. Also,ribbon. Shipbuilding.a strip of wood or metal running fore-and-aft along frames to keep them in the proper position until the shell planking or plating is in place.
2. Carpentry.ribbon (def. 8).
Pronunciation: (rib'und), [key]
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