solid rib

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A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.
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He removed the original ventilated rib and replaced it with a low solid rib machined from bar stock.
The heavy round barrel on all Model 504 revolvers is topped with a solid rib, .310-inch wide, that runs from the front of the top strap to the muzzle.
Its classic lines and solid rib sing to my shotgunner's soul.

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