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ribbon (plural ribbons)
- A long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.
- An inked strip of material against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.
- A narrow strip or shred.
- a steel or magnesium ribbon
- sails torn to ribbons
- (shipbuilding) Alternative form of ribband.
- (slang, dated, in the plural) Driving reins.
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- (heraldry) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.
- (spinning) A sliver.
- (computing, graphical user interface) A toolbar that incorporates tabs and menus.
- (cooking) In ice cream and similar confections, an ingredient (often chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, or fudge) added in a long narrow strip.
long, narrow strip of material
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- To decorate with ribbon.