Blue Riband


Blue Riband
the title given to the ship that crosses the Atlantic in the fastest time. The last ship that held the title was the United States in 1952. The phrase blue riband or blue ribbon is also used to refer to anything that is the best in its field:

The Cheltenham Gold Cup   one of racing’s blue riband events.

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  • blue riband — blue ribbon or blue riband noun 1. The ribbon of the Order of the Garter 2. Any very high distinction or prize (also adjective, with hyphen) 3. The badge of the teetotal Blue Ribbon Army, founded in America in 1878 • • • Main Entry: ↑blue * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-riband — adjective her blue riband pies Thesaurus: successfulsynonym Main entry: blue riband …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blue Riband — For use of the related term Blue Ribbon , see Blue ribbon (disambiguation). The Blue Riband (pronEng|blu rɪbənd) is the award received by the ship with the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. The term is believed to have been derived… …   Wikipedia

  • blue riband — UK [ˌbluː ˈrɪbənd] / US [blu ˈrɪbənd] noun [countable] Word forms blue riband : singular blue riband plural blue ribands British a small piece of blue cloth that is given to the winner of a competition Derived word: blue riband adjective her blue …   English dictionary

  • blue riband — [[t]blu͟ː rɪ̱bənd[/t]] blue ribands also blue ribband N COUNT If someone or something wins the blue riband in a competition, they win first prize. The prize is sometimes in the shape of a blue ribbon. [BRIT] Olga did not win the all round… …   English dictionary

  • Blue Riband — Das Blaue Band (auch: Blaues Band des Atlantiks, Blue Riband of the Atlantic) steht im europäisch nordamerikanischen Kulturkreis für eine Ehrung, die das schnellste Schiff für bezahlende Passagiere auf der Transatlantik Route Europa New York… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blue riband — noun 1》 (N. Amer. also blue ribbon) a ribbon of blue silk given to the winner of a competition or as a mark of great distinction.     ↘a badge worn by members of the Order of the Garter. 2》 (Blue Riband or Ribbon) a trophy for the ship making the …   English new terms dictionary

  • blue-riband — See: blue riband …   English dictionary

  • blue riband — (British) blue ribbon, award given to the winner in a contest, first prize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Blue Riband — noun A trophy for the fastest sea crossing of the Atlantic by a liner …   Wiktionary