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English definition of “rib”

rib

noun (BONE)    /rɪb/
B2 [C] a bone that curves round from your back to your chest : My son broke a rib when he fell off a ladder .Bone structures [C or U] a piece of meat taken from this part of an animal : He cooked rib of lamb for Sunday lunch . → See also spare ribsCuts of meat [C] one of the curved pieces of metal or wood that support the structure of a boat or roof Roofs and parts of roofsParts of ships and boatsPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
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