roband

[ rob-uh nd ]
/ ˈrɒb ənd /

noun Nautical.

a short piece of spun yarn or other material, used to secure a sail to a yard, gaff, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. rob roy,
  2. rob someone blind,
  3. rob the cradle,
  4. rob the till,
  5. robalo,
  6. robbe-grillet,
  7. robbe-grillet, alain,
  8. robben island,
  9. robber,
  10. robber baron

Origin of roband

1755–65; < Dutch raband, equivalent to ra sailyard + band band2

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British Dictionary definitions for roband

roband

robbin

/ (ˈrɒbənd, ˈrəʊbənd) /

noun

nautical a piece of marline used for fastening a sail to a spar

Word Origin for roband

C18: probably related to Middle Dutch rabant, from ra sailyard + bant band

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