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

Definition of rabato

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

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History and Etymology for rabato

modification of Middle French rabat

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