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English definition of “ribbed”


adjective uk   /rɪbd/ us  
made from knitted material that has a pattern of raised lines on it: Do you prefer plain or ribbed tights?The style, appearance, and make-up of clothes
(Definition of ribbed from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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