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rib in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishribrib1 /rΙͺb/ ●●○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 skeleton.jpg HBHHBAone of the 12 pairs of curved bones that surround your chest πŸ”Š She was taken to hospital with a broken arm and ribs. πŸ”Š He was punched and kicked in the ribs.2 DFa piece of meat that includes an animal’s rib πŸ”Š a rib of beef πŸ”Š barbecued ribs β†’ spare ribs3 TBCa curved piece of wood, metal etc that is used as part of the structure of something such as a boat or building
Examples from the Corpus
ribβ€’ A bruised rib sent Shaw out of the game.β€’ Some brachiopods are smooth, but many became corrugated or ornamented with course or fine ribs.β€’ Right on her rib was a circle and a cross burnt right in the skin.β€’ I picked him off Newbury racecourse after he had broken most of his ribs under the flying hooves of his competitors.β€’ On the staircase, Ried's hand can be seen again in the rib vaulting of c.1500.β€’ Bobby poked him in the ribs.β€’ Bring mixture to a boil and simmer until ribs are tender, about 1 hour.