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15:32 Feb 20, 2009
English to English translations [PRO] Military / Defense
David Moore Local time: 10:09 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8
5 mins confidence:
Explanation: The ribbons on which medals are hung, in distinctive colours for each medal, and of which strips are composed for wear on less formal occasions than those requiring the actual medals to be worn.
As a UK English speaker, I had never heard medal ribbons referred to in this way, but from Google, it appears to be common usage in the USA.
Jack Doughty United Kingdom Local time: 09:09 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 35