Rib vs Protrusion – What’s the difference?

Rib vs Protrusion - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between rib and protrusion is that rib is (acronym) rigid inflatable boat — a lightweight inflatable boat with a rigid hull while protrusion is (uncountable) the act of protruding.




(en noun )

  • Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum
  • A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something
  • A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones
  • (label) Any of several curved members attached to a ship’s keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull
  • Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength
  • (label) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
  • (label) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth
  • (label) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf
  • A teasing joke
  • A single strand of hair.
  • A stalk of celery.
  • Verb

  • To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs
  • To tease or make fun of someone
  • To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
  • * Shakespeare
  • (label) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, chuck rib
    , middle rib
    , ribcage
    , rib eye
    , ribgrass
    , rib-tickler
    , ribwort
    , spare rib
    , ribbed vault
    , grey rib}}






  • (uncountable) The act of protruding.
  • (uncountable) The state of being protruded.
  • (countable) Anything that protrudes.
  • See also

    * hernia