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English definition of “rib”

rib

noun [C] (BONE)   /rɪb/
one of the bones that curve around from the spine (= the line of bones down the center of the back) on each side of the upper part of the body to form the chest A rib is also a piece of meat taken from this part of an animal : barbecued ribs Ribs are also the thin , curved pieces of metal or wood that shape and support the sides and bottom of a boat or the top of an umbrella (= a cover that protects from rain or sun ).
(Definition of rib noun (BONE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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