noun ro·band \ˈrō-ˌband, -bənd\

Definition of ROBAND

:  a piece of spun yarn or marline used to fasten the head of a sail to a spar

Origin of ROBAND

Middle English robend, robond, probably from Old Norse rāband, from sail yard + band band
First Known Use: 14th century


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