ro·​band ˈrō-ˌband How to pronounce roband (audio)
: a piece of spun yarn or marline used to fasten the head of a sail to a spar

Word History


Middle English robend, robond, probably from Old Norse rāband, from sail yard + band band

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roband was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Roband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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