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or rebato

[ruh-bah-toh, -bey-] /rəˈbɑ toʊ, -ˈbeɪ-/
noun, plural rabatos.
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.
Origin of rabato
1585-95; < French (obsolete) rabateau; cf. rabat1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -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
C16: from French rabat collar, with the ending -o added as if the word were from Italian
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