re·​ba·​to ri-ˈbä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce rebato (audio)
: a wide lace-edged collar of the early 17th century often stiffened to stand high at the back

Word History


modification of Middle French rabat, literally, act of folding over — more at rabbet

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebato was in 1591

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“Rebato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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