roband

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noun ro·band \ˈrō-ˌband, -bənd\

Definition of roband

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

Origin and Etymology 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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