or re·ba·to

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