Translation of "rib" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /rɪb/ us /rɪb/

one of the curved bones in the chest


(Translation of “rib” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /rib/

(anatomy) any one of the bones which curve round and forward from the backbone, enclosing the heart and lungs

She suffered a broken rib in the accident.

one of the curved pieces of wood which are joined to the keel to form the framework of a boat.


a vertical raised strip in eg knitted material, or the pattern formed by a row of these.


any of a number of things similar in shape, use etc to a rib, eg one of the supports for the fabric of an aeroplane wing or of an umbrella.

nervadura; varilla (paraguas)
ribbed adjective

having ribs

de canalé, acanalado
a ribbed pattern.
ribbing noun

a pattern or arrangement of ribs.

rib cage noun

(anatomy) the frame of curved bones (= ribs) that surrounds the chest and protects it.

Caja Torácica

(Translation of “rib” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)