rabato

rabato

[ruh-bah-toh, -bey-]
noun, plural rabatos.
1.
a wide, stiff collar of the 17th century, worn flat over the shoulders or open in front and standing at the back.
2.
a stiff frame of wire or wood worn in the 17th century as a support for a ruff or stand-up collar.
Also, rebato.


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

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rabato or rebato (rəˈbɑːtəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
a wired or starched collar, often of intricate lace, that stood up at the back and sides: worn in the 17th century
 
[C16: from French rabat collar, with the ending -o added as if the word were from Italian]
 
rebato or rebato
 
n
 
[C16: from French rabat collar, with the ending -o added as if the word were from Italian]

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