|blue riband or blue ribband|
|1.||(sometimes capitals) Also called (esp US): blue ribbon the record for the fastest sea journey between two places, esp (in the 1920s and 30s) for a passenger liner between New York and Southampton|
|2.||a. the most distinguished achievement in any field|
|b. (as modifier): the blue-riband event of the meeting|
|blue ribband or blue ribband|
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