rabato

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rabato a wired or starched collar of intricate lace; worn in 17th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rabato A kind of ruff for the neck; a turned-down collar; a rebato.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rabato A falling band; a collar turned over upon the shoulders, or supported in a horizontal position like a ruff.
    • n rabato A wire or other stiffener used to hold this band in place.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rabat, fr. rabattre,. See Rabate