Adjective "Rib Sticking" definition and examples



1. one of a series of curved bones that are articulated with the vertebrae and occur in pairs, 12 in humans, on each side of the vertebrate body, certain pairs being connected with the sternum and forming the thoracic wall.

2. a cut of meat, as beef, containing a rib.

3. ribs, spareribs (def 2).

4. Architecture. any of several archlike members of a vault supporting it at the groins, defining its distinct surfaces, or dividing these surfaces into panels: including ogives and tiercerons.