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Ribble, river, c.75 mi (120 km) long, rising in the Pennines, North Yorkshire, N England, and flowing SW across Lancashire to the Irish Sea through a long, narrow estuary. Its chief tributary is the Hodder River. A dredged channel leads to Preston, the port city at the head of the estuary.

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