"ribbon" in the noun sense
1. ribbon, thread
any long object resembling a thin line
"a mere ribbon of land"
"the lighted ribbon of traffic"
"from the air the road was a grey thread"
"a thread of smoke climbed upward"
2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon
an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
3. ribbon, typewriter ribbon
a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
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