An assemblage or arrangement of ribs, as the timberwork for the support of an arch or coved ceiling, the veins in the leaves of some plants, ridges in the fabric of cloth, or the like.
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rib + -ing; meaning 'teasing', from the common practice of tickling the ribs to cause laughter.
ribbing (countable and uncountable, plural ribbings) (uncountable) The action of the verb to rib. (uncountable) Collectively, the ribs on an object. (countable) An instance of teasing.
ribbing Present participle of rib.
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