Definition of ribber in English:

ribber

noun

  • An attachment on a knitting machine for producing rib stitch.

    • ‘In 1919 their four plants together held 5,603 knitters, 918 loopers, 715 ribbers, and 70 sewing machines.’
    • ‘John Pepper of Portsmouth, N.H., can be credited for the first circular ribber - used experimentally in a factory at Franklin, N.H., from 1852 to 1857.’

Pronunciation

ribber

/ˈrɪbə/