or re·ba·to

[ ruh-bah-toh, -bey- ]
/ rəˈbɑ toʊ, -ˈbeɪ- /

noun, plural ra·ba·tos.

a wide, stiff collar of the 17th century, worn flat over the shoulders or open in front and standing at the back.
a stiff frame of wire or wood worn in the 17th century as a support for a ruff or stand-up collar.

Nearby words

  1. raaf,
  2. raamses,
  3. rab,
  4. rabal,
  5. rabat,
  6. rabaul,
  7. rabbah,
  8. rabban,
  9. rabbath ammon,
  10. rabbet

Origin of rabato

1585–95; < French (obsolete) rabateau; cf. rabat1

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British Dictionary definitions for rabato



/ (rəˈbɑːtəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

a wired or starched collar, often of intricate lace, that stood up at the back and sides: worn in the 17th century

Word Origin for rabato

C16: from French rabat collar, with the ending -o added as if the word were from Italian

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