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  1. a wooden beater for mixing plaster or mortar.
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Origin of rab

First recorded in 1815–25, rab is from the French word rabot
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Examples from the Web for rab

Historical Examples of rab

  • Rab squealed, whirled and kicked, but Coaley was not there at that particular 116 moment.

    Rim o' the World

    B. M. Bower

  • Rab was an inferior title and Rabban a superior one to Rabbi.

    Jesus the Christ

    James Edward Talmage

  • Rab has the distinction of having studied his anatomy from the human body.

  • It is through the showing of his feelings that Rab influences us.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10

    Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • He did not notice me, neither did Rab, who presided behind the cart.

    Spare Hours

    John Brown