English

Definition of blue riband noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blue riband

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌbluː ˈrɪbənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbluː ˈrɪbənd//
 
(British English) (also blue ribbon North American English, British English)
 
jump to other results
an honour (sometimes in the form of a blue ribbon ) given to the winner of the first prize in a competition a blue-riband event (= a very important one)