[ rob-uhnd ]
/ ˈrɒb ənd /
a short piece of spun yarn or other material, used to secure a sail to a yard, gaff, or the like.
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Origin of roband
1755–65; <Dutch raband, equivalent to ra sailyard + bandband2
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British Dictionary definitions for roband
/ (ˈrɒbənd, ˈrəʊbənd) /
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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