What does the word rib mean?

Usage examples for rib

  1. The twelfth thoracic vertebra may be recognised by tracing back to it the last rib. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. Stanton looked down at his bandaged hands and felt the ache of his broken rib and the pain of the blue bruise on his thigh. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  3. He's a good 'un after all, that old rib. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume