rabato

noun ra·ba·to \rəˈbā|t(ˌ)ō, -bä|, |(ˌ)tō\

Definition of rabato

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a wide lace-edged collar of the early 17th century worn turned down to lie across the shoulders or stiffened to stand high at the back and often open in front

  2. 2 :  a stiff support (as of wire) for a ruff or standing collar of the early 17th century

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Origin and Etymology of rabato

modification of Middle French rabat — more at rabat


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